Police Officer Paul Lazinsky suffered a fatal heart attack while involved in a foot pursuit of a wanted juvenile in the area of Grand Avenue and Greenway Road.
Officer Lazinsky suffered a medical emergency and collapsed during the pursuit. Other officers immediately provided medical aid but he passed away a short time later. The subject he was chasing was apprehended.
Officer Lazinsky was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the El Mirage Police Department for 17 years. He is survived by his wife, three children, mother, and two siblings.