End of Watch March 29, 2020
Commander Greg Carnicle was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call involving roommates at a residence near 40th Drive and...
End of Watch March 21, 2019
Police Officer Paul Rutherford died from injuries received when he was struck by a vehicle near the intersection of 75th Avenue and Indian School...
End of Watch April 17, 2018
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...
End of Watch May 19, 2016
Police Officer David Glasser succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous day after responding to a burglary in progress at a home near the...
End of Watch March 03, 2014
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...
End of Watch May 19, 2013
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...
End of Watch May 26, 2010
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...
End of Watch October 25, 2008
Officer Shane Figueroa was killed in an automobile collision while responding to a call. Officer Figueroa was northbound on 19th Avenue near Roeser...
End of Watch September 18, 2007
Officer Nick Erfle was shot after he and his partner approached three people for jaywalking and obstructing traffic on 24th Street, one block north...
End of Watch July 27, 2007
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...
From 1928 to the present, the Phoenix Police Department has lost 40 Officers in the line of duty.
The purpose of PLEA Charities is to promote the positive image of law enforcement and enhance the quality of life in our communities by helping police officers in need as well as assisting organizations and individuals within the communities we serve.
In critical situations, it is imperative that the push-to-talk (PTT) function is easy to get to and works every time. At the Earphone Connection, we understand this need and the responsibility behind this action. To combat transmission anxiety, we developed the Chameleon Dual PTT Body Microphone... Read More
by Steve Foldy This article is directed towards chiefs and sheriffs. Of course, all other law enforcement officers will benefit from this article by using it as a resource for professional development. As with all developmental resource material it is highly recommended for all officers to pass... Read More
Last month, the U.S. Department of Justice named the recipients of the fourth annual Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Policing. Of the more than 214 nominations submitted, representing 350 officers, deputies and troopers from 39 states, 23 were selected for their achievements... Read More
iStock.com/alashi By Warren Wilson “He’s a cop.” That particular introduction at a social gathering means I’m about to be awkwardly chastised about the latest anti-law-enforcement falsehood propagated and perpetuated by our irresponsible news media. At best, I can expect a story about how... Read More
By Todd Fletcher Training day! Is it something you look forward to, are ambivalent about or dread? Sometimes the answer to this question is based on training topics, but more often than not, it goes deeper than that. The answer is based on department culture, instructor attitudes, whether it feels... Read More
iStock.com/EXTREME-PHOTOGRAPHER By Susan Farren In law enforcement, the phrase “choir practice” is attributed to the need for a libation after work. Although I’ve been told the phrase comes from the Joseph Wambaugh book The Choir Boys, I’m guessing the tradition got its name because it... Read More
The author in 2008, looking for some elusive joy in his LE admin/carpet-cop job By Dave Edmonds “Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.”— Dalai Lama As patrol captain, I kept a small, rainbow-colored statue of the word “joy” on my desk. The reason was so... Read More
By Thomas Edmonds My father was an expert at fixing anything that could break. His best friend was a retired cop who opened a key shop in Atascadero, California, after retirement. Pop was intrigued and added this hob-by to the mad scientist lab in our basement. I can safely say that he discovered... Read More
iStock.com/iMrSquid By Stephanie Conn Nowadays, many police officers feel less control over their work life and work identity. The national discourse on policing is having a negative impact on police officers’ pride in their work. Adding insult to injury, many police officers also struggle with... Read More
Dorrance Publishing Law enforcement is always looking for ways to reach out to and bond with the communities they serve, and a sheriff’s deputy in New York found a new and unique way to do just that — with the story of a K-9. K-9 Abel is a Belgian Malinois who was born in Canada […] Read More
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