Police Officer Albert Salaiz was the first to respond to the call of an injured child in southwest Phoenix.
Salaiz had joined the Phoenix Police Department in 2000 after a long career in the Air Force, flying politicians to Europe. He was working patrol again, after a stint on a squad that took on violent crime syndicates.
That morning, July 12, 2011, Salaiz left the Estrella Mountain precinct to tell county prosecutors what he knew about a high-profile home invasion involving rival drug gangs, a big shootout and gangsters posing as SWAT teams.
Then came the injured-child call. Salaiz was a couple blocks away, so he went. How could he not? A child in danger. On his beat. All the natural instincts of a veteran cop kicked in.> Albert Salaiz, shown here at another date in his Phoenix PD patrol car, was the first police officer on the scene the day Ame Deal was found murdered.
Source : http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/the-tortured-death-of-ame-deal-and-her-horrid-family-9878749