Services set for slain Tohono O'odham Nation officer

Tohono O'odham Police Officer Bryan Brown. (Courtesy photo, Tohono O'odam Nation)

The Associated Press

Bryan Brown was killed Aug. 27 after responding to to a call at a tribal casino near Why, Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Services are set for Saturday for a Tohono O'odham tribal police officer who was killed last month after authorities say a suspect stole his patrol vehicle and ran over him with it.  

The tribe announced services for Bryan Brown will be held at the Desert Diamond Casino in Sahuarita starting at 10 a.m. Only invited guests will be allowed inside; an overflow area will be set up outside the casino.

The services will include full police honors, including a procession of law enforcement vehicles, a 21-gun salute and a flyover.

(Related: Fallen Tohono O’odham officer was ‘beloved by so many’)

Brown was killed Aug. 27 after responding to to a call at another tribal casino near Why, Arizona. He encountered Carlos Maximilliano Galvan, who later told investigators he was high on meth and had been awake for days.

Police allege Galvan stole Brown's patrol car, left, hit a Border Patrol vehicle and came back, striking Brown with the car. Galvan faces murder and assault charges in federal court.

He is being held without bond.

Brown is survived by his wife, seven children, four stepchildren, eight grandchildren, seven siblings and his father. His age was not released.

Brown was an Army veteran who served as a Tohono O'odham Police Department officer for 19 years.

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