The Magazine

May/June 2021

Featured Articles

A Big Team Win

By the time you read this, our contract, or memorandum of understanding (MOU), with the City of Phoenix for fiscal... Read More

Benefits, Benefits and More Benefits

Being a PLEA member comes with benefits. I’m talking about all PLEA members, including retirees, associates, and of... Read More

Take Advantage of This Incredible Benefit

While COVID-19 has understandably been at the center of the dialogue concerning officer health and wellness throughout... Read More

Fallen Officer Memorial Golf Classic

On a recent sunny Saturday afternoon, 300 PLEA members teed off at the annual Fallen Officer Memorial Golf Classic at... Read More

Upcoming Events

PLEA Board Meeting

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PLEA Board Meeting

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

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Training & Classes

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

Recent News


Basketball teammates and friends find calling in law enforcement together

Shea Garland-Stewart, 24, is newest initiate to join the law enforcement ranks alongside his friends and basketball teammates after graduating to become a Las Vegas Metro Police corrections officer. Garland-Stewart became the fourth […] Read More


Supreme Court ruling empowers tribal police to temporarily detain non-natives on tribal land

A June 1, 2021, Supreme Court ruling held that tribal police can temporarily detain a non-native on tribal lands if they are potentially violating state or federal law. United States v. Cooley determined […] Read More


Community-oriented policing: still relevant?

Community policing is not dead. Community-oriented policing and problem solving (COPPS) can be alive and well, but needs a reboot to be successful in today’s environment. It requires a commitment at the management […] Read More


CHP officer saves 6-month-old choking baby on freeway

A California Highway Patrol officer responded to call of a baby choking in a car on the freeway, and used his paramedic skills to save the child. Officer Casey Ramstead of CHP West […] Read More


Hackers release Presque Isle Police Department files on dark web in cybercrime wave

Ransomware hackers have released sensitive data from the Presque Isle Police Department in Maine after threatening to do so if an undisclosed ransom was not paid. According to Bangor Daily News, nearly 200 […] Read More

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