The Magazine

July/August 2020

Featured Articles

PLEA — Some History and Some Right Now

Recently, an emerging sentiment has been to label police unions as the abettor and accomplice of bad officers, nothing... Read More

The Importance of Being Political

As a police association, we are charged with representing our membership. Everyone knows that we will accompany you to... Read More

Defunding the Police: Phoenix Has Done It for Years!

This has certainly been an interesting year. The COVID-19 pandemic hit us in March, shutting down the entire country,... Read More

If Now Isn’t the Time, I Don’t Know When It Will Be

We have all been watching and impacted by the movement that has swept across the nation and into our city. Phoenix has... Read More

Transparency, Accountability, Community

The men and women of the Phoenix Police Department leave their homes and families each day to serve our community. For... 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


Over 20 percent of Minneapolis police officers applying for permanent disability mostly related to PTSD

Upwards of 200 Minneapolis police officers have started the process to apply for permanent disability following the George Floyd riots; Mike Tobin reports. Read More


Back the Blue Rally Held in Whitesboro Thursday to Show Support for Law Enforcement

Over 100 people came out for a Back the Blue Rally to support law enforcement in Whitesboro Thursday evening. Read More


Butler County Sheriff’s Dept. to rehire deputies

Laid off due to COVID-19 budget restrictions. Read More


Los Angeles police can shut off water and power to homes hosting parties, mayor says

Eric Garcetti announces measure amid reports of hundreds gathering at mansions that ‘have become nightclubs in the hills’ Read More


Hawthorne officers surprise Windsor Gardens resident for 108th birthday

Mary Roberson, a resident of Windsor Gardens Convalescent Center, received a surprise visit from two Hawthorne police officers recently — to help celebrate her 108th birthday. Read More

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