Transcript for Detention Officer Fatally Shot in Arizona
Friends family even fellow deputies are stopping to pay their respects at the home where officer Jorge Vargas -- life. Was violently ripped away. I think it. Netherlands and you know that currently have a family young wife a baby step behind. Known on the block for always playing with his five year old son and working on cars at all hours. In -- deputies say it Vargas was tinkering with his truck before work Thursday morning when he was ambushed and heard three gunshots. Double -- out out of -- -- another woman too scared to show her face now heard the same ran to help and found him wearing part of his uniform. From his throw in from his side I think you were. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- arcane arcane topic angry she ran to the door to wake up Vargas his wife to -- ice -- -- -- us. -- spent the last seven years working as a detention officer in America open jail system sheriff Joseph Arpaio doesn't know yet if Vargas was an intentional target. A lot of bad guys in there. Some of them don't like. My office whoever the gunman is and what ever the reason the sheriff has a message. Watch out. We're ready for battle room. We're gonna take whatever action we need. Try to stop this carnage.
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