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Flags in Arizona lowered to half-staff to honor El Mirage officer

Posted at 9:05 PM, Dec 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-14 00:11:29-05

Flags in Arizona are lowered to half-mast on Wednesday to honor the El Mirage officer who died chasing a suspect Tuesday.

Officer Paul Lazinsky spent 17 years as a law enforcement officer, and 20 years in the Army.

Lazinsky died as the result of a medical emergency while running after a 14-year-old who was wanted on a warrant.

The governor ordered flags at half-staff until sundown to honor the officer. He says they'll be lowered on the day of Lazinsky's internment.