The Magazine

September/October 2020

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The Elephants and Donkeys Cops Don’t Want to Talk About

The politics that control our profession should be a topic on everyone’s mind by now. In the past, it seemed that... Read More

Who’s Running the Phoenix Police Department?

I am going to try to keep this short and to the point (if possible). Recent events regarding critical incidents... Read More

Let’s Place Blame Where It Belongs

Police unions are once again under fire for allegedly “protecting bad cops” because of the supposed “code of... Read More

HSA, Is It for You?

In a few weeks, open enrollment will begin. I want to take this opportunity to provide some information on one of our... Read More

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PLEA Fallen Heroes

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

Police 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

Police 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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George Valentino Cortez

Officer George Valentino Cortez

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...

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

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Recent News


Guns and hoses

Deputies at King County Airport in Washington balance police, fire and emergency response duties Read More


How I found light in my darkest hour

Five years ago, American Police Beat published the story of how I was terminated from my small-town police department due to work-related post-traumatic stress disorder. Read More


Building the resilient brain: An officer’s survival guide

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


Three essential elements for mental wellness support

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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