We mourn the loss of White Mountain Apache Police Officer David Kellywood. This tragedy is a reminder of the dangers our law enforcement officers face every day. Officer Kellywood joined the department nine months ago, after graduating from the academy.
Officer David Kellywood was shot and killed after responding to reports of shots being fired near the Hon-Dah Casino in Pinetop, Arizona, shortly before 1:00 am Monday morning.
Officer Kellywood was the first officer to arrive on the scene and encountered the subject, who immediately attacked him. During the ensuing struggle, the man fatally shot Officer Kellywood. Another officer who arrived on the scene shot and killed the subject.
Officer Kellywood is survived by his wife and children.