The Magazine

July/August 2021

Featured Articles

Experiencing Loss

Never expected and never routine. Losing a member of our police family is heart-wrenching. We are given such a short... Read More

What PLEA Does for Its Members

Recently, for reasons unknown to me, there has been a push from a group trying to recruit PLEA members to its inferior... Read More

PLEA Family Day

On May 16, 700 PLEA members and their families gathered for a fun-filled Family Day at the Main Event in Avondale... Read More

Is Drinking Making Your Life Worse?

Have you ever decided to stop drinking for a week or so, but only lasted for a couple of days? Do you wish people would... Read More

Upcoming Events

Rescheduled – July Board Meeting

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Rescheduled – July Membership Meeting

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PLEA Board Meeting

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PLEA Fallen Heroes

Ginarro New

Officer Ginarro New

Police Officer Ginarro New passed away from injuries after being and struck by another vehicle motorist that was traveling at a high rate of speed...

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Greg Carnicle

Commander Greg Carnicle

Commander Greg Carnicle was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call involving roommates at a residence near 40th Drive and...

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Paul Rutherford

Officer Paul Rutherford

Police Officer Paul Rutherford died from injuries received when he was struck by a vehicle near the intersection of 75th Avenue and Indian School...

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K9 Bane

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...

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David Van Glasser

Officer David Van Glasser

Police Officer David Glasser succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous day after responding to a burglary in progress at a home near the...

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John Hobbs

Detective John Hobbs

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...

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Daryl Raetz

Officer Daryl Raetz

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...

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Travis P. Murphy

Officer Travis P. Murphy

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...

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Shane Figueroa

Officer Shane Figueroa

Officer Shane Figueroa was killed in an automobile collision while responding to a call. Officer Figueroa was northbound on 19th Avenue near Roeser...

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Nicki  James Erfle

Officer Nicki James Erfle

Officer Nick Erfle was shot after he and his partner approached three people for jaywalking and obstructing traffic on 24th Street, one block north...

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From 1928 to the present, the Phoenix Police Department has lost 40 Officers in the line of duty.

PLEA Charities

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.

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Training & Classes

Several companies that specialize in law enforcement-related training offer discounts for PLEA members.

Tickets & Discounts

PLEA offers its members discounts on tickets and services that can be used in the Valley and abroad.

Recent News


Gwinnet County Sheriff’s Office becomes first agency to offer health insurance assistance to newly released inmates

The Gwinnet County Sheriff’s Office to offer inmates released from prison or jail access to health insurance. Read More


Arkansas police officer completes food delivery after arresting DoorDash driver

A Jonesboro police officer completed a food delivery after arresting the DoorDash driver. Read More


Don’t worry, be happy!

If you take the time to pay attention to your thoughts in different situations, chances are that you’ll notice a pattern. Some focus on the negative qualities of situations or people, while others […] Read More


Pueblo police officer wins dance-off to get man to stop loitering

Pueblo police Sgt. Bowen challenged a man to a dance-off outside a downtown convenience store at 1 a.m. in order to get him to stop loitering. Read More


Postal police force faces setbacks amid surge in mail theft

The U.S. Postal Service police force is complaining of hampered operations due to pandemic-related defunding amid a spike in USPS mail theft. Read More

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