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Police: Scottsdale officer dies in critical incident

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A Scottsdale police officer has died after what is being described as a critical incident Thursday night.

Officers were called to the area of 76th Street and Greenway Hayden Loop to provide emergency assistance to Detective Ryan So around 6:30 p.m.

Scottsdale police gave little information about the incident, but did confirm that So was taken to a hospital and died in the line of duty.

"As a part of the East Valley Critical Incident Response Team, the Mesa Police Department will be conducting the investigation into what happened this evening," said Assistant chief Richard Slavin.

A Navy veteran, So is survived by his wife and three children.

News director Chad Snow joined the KJZZ newsroom in 2016.