GOULDING, San Juan County — Navajo Nation officials say a senior officer with the police department in Kayenta, Arizona, has died in an off-duty car accident.
Tribal officials say Nelson Martin was killed in a crash Monday. His funeral was held Tuesday in Goulding.
Martin had been with the police department since 2002, officials said. He was a member of the strategic reaction team and a school resource officer, they said.
Martin worked in collaboration with the Kayenta Unified School District to provide security, prevent crime and create a safe environment for the tribe's schoolchildren, according to the police department.
The Navajo Nation's vast reservation spans more than 27,000 square miles in Utah, Arizona and New Mexico.