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Memorial service set for Tucson police officer killed in wreck

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Memorial service set for Tucson police officer killed in wreck

  • Officer Isaac Rosario
    TPDOfficer Isaac Rosario

A public memorial service and funeral mass have been scheduled for Officer Isaac Rosario, a Tucson cop who was killed in a car wreck in Glendale a week ago.

Visitation is set for 2-5 p.m. Tuesday at Adair Funeral Home, 1050 N. Dodge Blvd.

"All are welcome to attend to pay their respects and condolences to family members," said Cpt. Chad Kasmar, chief of staff of the Tucson Police Department.

The funeral service will be held at Saint Augustine Cathedral, 192 S. Stone Ave., on Wednesday at 9 a.m. Details of Rosario's internment are pending.

Rosario, a two-year TPD officer, was off duty in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale on Aug. 1 when he was killed in a head-on collision, authorities said. His six-year-old daughter Alexandria was severely injured in the accident.

Rosario was "driving westbound on Grand Avenue when the car occupied by Isaac and his daughter was hit head on by another vehicle that was headed eastbound at an excessively high speed," Kasmar said.

The girl was released from a hospital on Friday and "we are pleased to announce that her recovery is going well," he said.

Rosario, who was 41, is survived by his 10-year-old son, Christian, daughter Alexandria, and parents Judy and Isaac Rosario Sr.

A Marine Corps veteran, in a decade in law enforcement Rosario also served with the Yuma County Sheriff's Office, Department of Homeland Security, and Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Kasmar said.

Cards of condolence may be sent to the Tucson Police Department, 270 S. Stone Ave., Tucson Arizona, 85701, attention Behavioral Sciences Unit.  The cards will be collected and delivered to the family, Kasmar said.

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