His death has brought more focus on the dangers that Indian Country’s remote landscapes can pose for officers both within the Navajo Nation’s understaffed police department and on remote reservations from the Dakotas to the Southwest. According to statistics, domestic violence calls prove to be the most dangerous for tribal police officers.
On the Navajo Nation, there is roughly one officer for every 1,000 residents. The last three fatal shootings of Navajo officers, including Largo, happened while responding to reports of domestic disputes. The others included Officer Alex Yazzie in March 2015 near Red Valley, Arizona, and Sgt. Darrell Cervandez Curley in Kaibeto, Arizona, in 2011.