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Funeral on Saturday for Chandler policeman who died on duty

Posted at 6:23 AM, May 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-08 12:29:49-04

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — A funeral service is scheduled Saturday for a Chandler police officer who was fatally struck by a suspect in a stolen car last week.

Authorities say Officer Christopher Farrar was killed and another policeman critically injured during a wild chase that ended at a Gilbert car dealership last Thursday night.

The 50-year-old Farrar had served on the Chandler police force for 18 years. Officials say his numerous commendations over the years included the Medal of Honor in 2004, the Community Service Award in 2009 and four Lifesaving Awards.

A memorial service for Farrar is set for 9 a.m. Saturday at Compass Christian Church in Chandler.