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Glendale honors fallen officer with 24-hour vigil

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Police in Glendale are honoring a fallen comrade with a 24-hour vigil at the site where he was gunned down a year ago.

The vigil for officer Brad Jones began at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the apartment complex on 75th Avenue where he was shot. A prayer service took place Monday morning at the city's public safety memorial on Glenn Drive.

Jones was shot after accompanying a probation officer who was checking up on a 20-year-old man. Jones called out for help on his police radio, but police say he was shot before other officers could arrive.

The suspect jumped in Jones' patrol car and crashed as other officer chased him. He was shot and critically injured.

Jones, who was just 27-year-old, was a husband and father of two.

"It's been a year and the memories don't go away," said Greg Dominguez, Glendale Assistant Police Chief.

"From my perspective it's almost losing a kid, at my level where I'm at we do everything we can to protect one and when we lose one it's devastating."

There will be a memorial walk to remember Officer Jones on Saturday in Glendale. All the money raised goes to the 100 Club, which helps families of fallen officers.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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