Phoenix Police Department Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) numbers for January through September of this year show a 40% increase in homicides over 2019. During this period 148 community members lost their lives and nearly half of those victims are...
Police are investigating after two people were shot in a drive-by shooting in Phoenix early Monday morning.
Police Officer Shane Figueroa was killed when his patrol car collided with a vehicle driven by a drunk driver.
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The politics that control our profession should be a topic on everyone’s mind by now. In the past, it seemed that... Read More
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End of Watch March 29, 2020
Commander Greg Carnicle was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call involving roommates at a residence near 40th Drive and...
End of Watch March 21, 2019
Police Officer Paul Rutherford died from injuries received when he was struck by a vehicle near the intersection of 75th Avenue and Indian School...
End of Watch April 17, 2018
K9 Bane was killed while attempting an apprehension following a vehicle pursuit of a stolen vehicle. A male and female had led officers on a...
End of Watch May 19, 2016
Police Officer David Glasser succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous day after responding to a burglary in progress at a home near the...
End of Watch March 03, 2014
Detective John Hobbs was shot and killed on March 3rd, 2014 as he and other members of the Fugitive Apprehension Team attempted to serve a felony...
End of Watch May 19, 2013
Shortly after 3:30 a.m. on May 19, 2013, Officer Daryl Raetz, #8899 and his partner were finishing the processing of the scene from a DUI stop in the...
End of Watch May 26, 2010
Officer Travis P. Murphy was shot and killed when he confronted a suspect who had fled the scene of a shots fired call earlier in the night. Officers...
End of Watch October 25, 2008
Officer Shane Figueroa was killed in an automobile collision while responding to a call. Officer Figueroa was northbound on 19th Avenue near Roeser...
End of Watch September 18, 2007
Officer Nick Erfle was shot after he and his partner approached three people for jaywalking and obstructing traffic on 24th Street, one block north...
End of Watch July 27, 2007
At approximately 8:30 pm, Officer Cortez responded to a call that a man and woman were passing forged checks at a check-cashing business on 83rd...
From 1928 to the present, the Phoenix Police Department has lost 40 Officers in the line of duty.
The purpose of PLEA Charities is to promote the positive image of law enforcement and enhance the quality of life in our communities by helping police officers in need as well as assisting organizations and individuals within the communities we serve.
When I was promoted into the Violent Crimes Unit, I quickly realized that I needed a hobby to help clear my mind and make my off-duty hours as restorative as possible. I heard about an elderly lady who taught woodcarving from her home. I’m not artistic, but signed up anyway. I learned techniques... Read More
There’s a lot being done to address the way police officers handle situations that involve the mental health of civilians. Unfortunately, that same diligence isn’t quite there when it comes to helping law enforcement officers themselves — particularly those who routinely face the most... Read More
With the increasingly tense climate of unrest ricocheting through the country and wavering support for law enforcement, officers need to spend even more time taking care of themselves and supporting one another. Read More
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