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The Magazine

March/April 2021

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Qualified Immunity in the Law Enforcement Arena

The Supreme Court has held that the Fourth Amendment prohibits law enforcement officers from using excessive force when... Read More

Bills to Watch in 2021

The Arizona State Legislature began its 55th session on January 11. Here are some of the law-enforcement-related bills... Read More

A Quick Update

During contract negotiations, rumors tend to get out of control. Local media outlets have even heard some of these... Read More

Looking Forward With a Long Look Back

As I’m typing away on my keyboard, I’ve got a smile on my face, a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye as I... 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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Bane

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

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Recent News

 

All-hazards training goes virtual

In 2020, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) faced the challenge of COVID-19 by increasing the number of its computer-based offerings. By moving more of its content online, the […] Read More

 

Georgia police rescue several people from burning vehicles in matter of days

George police have been busy of late saving people from car fires. In Savannah, police rescued an unconscious woman stuck in the passenger’s seat, while in Atlanta officers extricated a man who was […] Read More

 

Driver let off the hook for a speeding ticket gives back to fallen officer fund

A speeding driver given a pass didn’t forget the good deed done toward her by a police officer, and showed her appreciation by donating to the fallen officer memorial fund. Back in February, […] Read More

 

New program provides trauma and mental health support to Capitol Police

Lawmakers and mental health professionals are teaming up to provide trauma support to Capitol Police and civilian staff following the January 6 chaotic riot. Dr. Jim Gordon of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine […] Read More

 

Cop Hobbies: Tombstone cleaning

My hobby is tombstone cleaning … something I started out of a sense of duty, only to discover how rewarding it could be.  I remember how it started. One day, I went in […] Read More

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