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The Magazine

March/April 2021

Featured Articles

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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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


San Francisco lawmaker wants California to repeal its jaywalking due to disproportionate enforcement against people of color

Democrat Assemblyman Phil Ting of San Francisco is urging the California to repeal its law against jaywalking following several high-profile incidents where jaywalking led to the death of a person of color. The […] Read More


Former police officer continues to serve the community by teaching at local schools

Just because he’s not a policeman anymore doesn’t mean former sergeant Barry Bryant can’t continue to serve the community. Bryant, who retired last summer as a sergeant from the Grand Rapids Police Department, […] Read More


Texas House bill takes aim law enforcement on reality TV

A bill that seeks to outlaw reality TV crews contracting Texas law enforcement has been introduced to the House but has yet to be voted on. The House Homeland Security and Public Safety […] Read More


Lessons learned: How police strategy has evolved to deal with mass shootings

As mass shootings become more of a frequent occurrence, law enforcement is learning from each incident and adapting their strategies. One of these strategies was highlighted by the recent shooting in a Boulder, […] Read More


Arizona bill would limit civilians on police review boards

A bill that limits civilians from sitting on police review boards and has already passed the Arizona House of Representatives is being introduced in the Senate. The GOP-backed bill HB2567 requires that at […] Read More

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