AVONDALE, Ariz. – A Maricopa County sheriff’s deputy is on life support after he was found unconscious after taking a man with crimes into custody, Sheriff Paul Penzone said at a Oct. 9 news conference.
The deputy was found by another deputy critically injured near Van Buren and Dysart Road, near an MCSO substation, on Saturday.
Penzone says the deputy was bleeding from the face. Deputies provided assistance and he was rushed to the hospital where he is on life support.
Avondale Police and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office are investigating and searching for the suspect, as Penzone says he allegedly stole the deputy’s SUV, fled the scene and then carjacked another person.
The unidentified alternate is a three-year veteran of the department.
The suspect, identified as Clinton Robert Hurley, is to be considered armed and dangerous. Hurley was recently released from prison, Penzone said, for sexual assault involving children.
There’s a $ 10,000 reward next to Hurley’s arrest.
Anyone with information please call Silent Witness on 480-WITNESS. If you see the suspect, call 911 or 602-876-8477
“At a time when men and women in law enforcement are facing scrutiny, sometimes demonization or are expected to be perfect and underestimated – but a shitty piece (explicitly) from the Department of Corrections can put him on life support when he gets to work. every day in uniform to keep this community safe. “
He adds: “So now the question is, what is this community willing to do to ensure that this suspect goes back to jail or somewhere else for the actions against this deputy? Because this is not a single problem …”
The sheriff’s office shared photos of Hurley.
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