Phoenix Law Enforcement Association

Fallen Heroes

From 1928 to the present, the Phoenix Police Department has lost 38 Officers in the line of duty.

Four other Phoenix Police Officers have lost their lives in motor vehicle collisions traveling either to or from work; they are:

  • Officer Scott Smith, January 3, 1997
  • Officer Tim Landers, April 20, 1997
  • Officer Darroll Yoos, December, 22, 2004
  • Officer Jonathan Stuart, August 11, 2007

Paul Rutherford

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 Road at approximately 8:15 am.

While investigating an unrelated traffic …

K9 Bane

K9 Bane

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 30-minute pursuit after carjacking a vehicle. The pursuit ended …

David Van Glasser

End of Watch, Thursday, 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 intersection of 51st Avenue and Baseline Road.

The homeowner …

John Hobbs

End of Watch, March 3, 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 warrant on a man who had recently been released …

Daryl Raetz

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 area of 51st Avenue and Cambridge. …

Travis Murphy

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 in a neighboring precinct responded to …

Shane Figueroa

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 Road responding to a shots fired call when a truck turned …

Nicki (Nick) James Erfle

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 of Thomas Road. One man gave a fictitious name that …