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Chandler Police to hold candlelight vigil in honor of fallen officer

Officer Christopher Farrar (Chandler Police Photo)

PHOENIX — Chandler Police will hold a candlelight vigil Saturday in memory of fallen Officer Christopher Farrar, who was killed during a pursuit.

The vigil will take place at 7 p.m. at Compass Christian Church in Chandler (1825 S. Alma School Road).

Farrar, 50, died after he was struck by a man in a stolen car during a pursuit late Thursday.

The chase, which began around 10:10 p.m. in Pinal County, ended at the SanTan Motorplex near Loop 202 and Val Vista Drive. The driver was taken into custody after a multiple-agency effort that included gunfire with four Department of Public Safety troopers.

Farrar was an 18-year veteran of the force and was recently assigned to the K-9 unit.

Gov. Doug Ducey ordered flags on all state of Arizona buildings lowered to half-staff in Farrar’s honor. The flags remained in that position until sunset Friday.

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