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CRITICAL INCIDENT

Scottsdale police detective dies in 'line of duty'

Posted 6/14/24

A nine-year-veteran of the Scottsdale Police Department died Thursday night after what authorities called a "critical incident" near 76 th Street and Greenway Road.

Detective Ryan So …

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CRITICAL INCIDENT

Scottsdale police detective dies in 'line of duty'

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A nine-year-veteran of the Scottsdale Police Department died Thursday night after what authorities called a "critical incident" near 76th Street and Greenway Road.

Detective Ryan So “succumbed to duty-related injuries,” according to the department.

Police received a call about 7:30 p.m. June 13 that an officer needed emergency assistance in north Scottsdale. So was taken to a hospital where he died, officials said.

Police said there was no threat to the community following the incident.

The Mesa Police Department will be conducting an investigation into the “line-of-duty” death, officials said.

Scottsdale police conducted a press conference Thursday night but provided no other details.

Early Friday morning, the Scottsdale Police Department released the following:

“It is with an unbelievably heavy heart we announce that Detective Ryan So #1473 has succumbed to duty-related injuries sustained earlier this evening and has passed away. Detective So honorably served the City of Scottsdale and the Scottsdale Police Department for 9 years and ended his watch as a member of the Special Assignments Unit. Detective So also served in the United States Navy. This is an unimaginable tragedy for both Ryan’s family and his police family at SPD. Our thoughts and prayers are with Detective So’s family, his team, and everyone across our police department.”

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