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Sept/Oct 2021

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Who Is Investigating?

On August 5, 2021, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a pattern-or-practice... Read More

Finding Help and Hope to Prevent Police Suicide

There’s no doubt that these are uniquely challenging times for law enforcement officers. The past 18 months have... Read More

Remembering the Heroes of 9/11

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, rocked our country to its core, forever transformed our national security... Read More

Update: MOU Pension Benefits Lawsuit — Seven Years Later

Since July of 2014, PLEA has been in the litigation trenches with aims of securing many of your pensionable benefits... Read More

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PLEA Fallen Heroes

Ginarro New

Officer Ginarro New

Police Officer Ginarro New passed away from injuries after being and struck by another vehicle motorist that was traveling at a high rate of speed...

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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

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

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

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Recent News


Rural Ohio police departments struggle to recruit minorities, cite lower pay as cause

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A female influence

At only 12% of the current law enforcement workforce, per the Department of Justice, women remain a minority in the profession, but personal stories show how attitudes have changed. This summer, MetroWest Daily […] Read More


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