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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


New Mexico ends police immunity from state prosecution

In a response to police brutality concerns, New Mexico’s governor signed a civil rights bill ending police immunity from prosecution in state courts. The bill, also known as the New Mexico Civil Rights […] Read More


Grand Forks police make structural changes to benefit community

Grand forks police have made structural changes to their organization in recent months to prioritize their connection with the community they serve. According to the Grand Forks Herald, the local police department made […] Read More


A special assignment -Three departments join to deliver Easter gifts

State troopers from Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut coordinated their efforts to deliver Easter gifts to a girl who tragically lost her parents in two separate accidents. New Hampshire state troopers first met […] Read More


Ohio “stand your ground” law goes into effect

In Ohio, a law expanding the use of lethal force in self-defense went into effect, making it the 36th state to implement the ruling. The “Stand Your Ground” law removes a legal requirement […] Read More


New Colorado bill could limit deadly force to “last resort” only

A new bill proposed in the Colorado house aims to raise the bar for law enforcement’s use of deadly force. According to the Colorado Sun, House Bill 1250 stipulates that law enforcement officers […] Read More

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