MCSO deputy struck by truck Jan. 9 in Queen Creek discharged from hospital

Deputy Armando Gomez

Deputy Armando Gomez, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office deputy struck on Jan. 9 while investigating a crash in Queen Creek, was discharged from the hospital and is home on the path to recovery, MCSO said.

Deputy Gomez is 54 years old and is a 10-year veteran of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, according to a release.

At approximately 6:15 p.m. Jan. 9, he was investigating a traffic accident on Chandler Heights Road just east of 188th Street in Queen Creek when he was struck by a 2015 Ford F250, officials said.

The deputy was transported to Chandler Regional Medical Center for multiple, potentially life-threatening injuries, according to the release.

The driver was not cited and he was not arrested, according to the release.

The Queen Creek Independent is mailed each month to 24,000 homes.

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