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Phoenix Police Officer David Glasser Killed in Shootout

A police officer died after a shootout with a burglary suspect in Phoenix, officials said.

Officer David Glasser, 35, passed away Thursday morning, according to a police statement. The father of two young children served the department for more than a decade, NBC affiliate KPNX reported.

Glasser “embodied what a Phoenix Police officer is,” Police Chief Joseph Yahner said at a news conference. “He worked hard, he was professional. And he was very good at his job.”

The officer was shot while responding to a burglary call about 4:30 pm ET on Wednesday, police told KPNX. Multiple officers responded to the scene and were met with gunfire after attempting to engage the suspect.

The suspect was shot and killed in the crossfire. Glasser was taken to the hospital in “extremely critical condition,” authorities said.

“We lost a hero," Yahner added. "We lost an outstanding member of our community, a father, and a great police officer.”