YAVAPAI-APACHE POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Yavapai-Apache Police Department is asking the public’s help in locating a person of interest in the shooting of our officer last evening. Officer Preston Brogdon was shot near the Tunlii housing area on the reservation at 7:30 pm, and the department has been working tirelessly since then to identify and apprehend the suspect in this incident.
Officer Brogdon is a five-year veteran and an integral part of the of the Yavapai-Apache Police Department. He is currently listed in critical but stable condition with several more surgeries ahead of him after sustaining the gunshot wound. He is surrounded by his family and many members of the law enforcement community are at the hospital in support as well.
“Our tribal members are heartbroken that the sanctity of this man’s life has been so violently disrupted. I can promise that I and my staff will work ceaselessly to assist the FBI in finding this man and making sure he is brought to justice”said Chief Nathan Huibregtse. “I want to personally thank the public for the outpouring of support for our department and Officer Brogdon’s family. We will all keep him and his family in our thoughts and prayers.”
The FBI has identified a person who may be able to provide information on the shooting and is asking for the public’s help in locating Valentin Rodriguez, 39, is a Hispanic male, 5’9”, about 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information about Rodriguez’s whereabouts, is asked to contact the FBI Phoenix Field Office at (623)466-1999.
Yavapai Silent Witness is offering up to a $10,000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest or arrests in the case. To earn your reward if an arrest is made, you must call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232 or submit a tip at www.yavapaisw.com. All tips are anonymous. You never have to give your name.
For further questions, the Yavapai Apache Police Department asks you to please contact Kristin Greene of the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office’s office at Kristin.Greene@yavapaiaz.gov or 623-266-5743.
Chief Nathan Huibregtse
Yavapai-Apache Nation Police Department
2372 W. Kinsey Street
Camp Verde, Arizona 86322