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Students given scholarships honoring fallen officers

The fallen officers for whom the scholarships are named are shown. (KTAR Photo/Sandra Haros)

PHOENIX -- Five Valley high school students were awarded scholarships Monday that honored fallen police officers.

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia and other city VIP's came together at a McDonald's today for the awards ceremony. The students each received $1,000.

Jonathan Gentry, 17, plans to attend the University of New England to study medicine and said the money is already spent.

"It's going straight to tuition."

Gentry was awarded the Officer Paul Salmon Award, who was killed in 2005 in a car accident in south Phoenix.

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Sandra moved from the small border city of Yuma, Arizona to study Broadcast Journalism at Arizona State University in the late 90s. Since graduating, she's worked at several local TV stations including Univision, Fox 10 and 3TV.

Working at KTAR, has allowed her the opportunity to cover major national news events, including Presidential visits, the Tucson Tragedy and the Wallow fire.

When Sandra isn't covering breaking news or behind a microphone in the studio, she's probably at home with her best friend Mark and her two dogs, Lily and Lola.

Sandra enjoys cooking and admits to enjoying "really bad" reality T.V. She also enjoys spending quiet time at home with people she loves, playing a little poker and traveling.

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