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

George Valentino Cortez

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 Avenue, near Encanto Boulevard. Officer Cortez entered the business …

Paul Salmon

End of Watch, November 29, 2005

Officer Paul Salmon died from injuries received in a single vehicle rollover accident at 3100 W Baseline Rd on November 28, 2005 at 1:00 am. Officer Salmon was responding to a domestic violence call …

K9 RJ

End of Watch August 13, 2005

K9 R.J. was intentionally struck and killed by a subject who was fleeing officers.

The suspect had fled from officers on foot, but was able to return to his car and flee down an …

David Uribe

End of Watch, May 10, 2005 

Officer David Uribe, #4276,  was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop on West Cactus Road at approximately 1110 hours.

Officer Uribe called in a license plate check and approached the vehicle. As …

Eric White

End of Watch, August 28, 2004

Officer Eric White and Officer Jason Wolfe were shot and killed while investigating a shooting call at an apartment complex on West Las Palmaritas Drive.

The first officers to arrive at the scene located …

Jason Alan Wolfe

End of Watch, August 28, 2004

Officer Wolfe and Officer Eric White were shot and killed while investigating a shooting call at an apartment complex on West Las Palmaritas Drive.

The first officers to arrive at the scene located a …

Don Schultz

End of Watch, May 12, 2004

On May 10, 2004 at approximately 3:00 pm, Officer Don R. Schultz, #4410, was participating in a Dive Team search for evidence in the canal near 19th Avenue and Hatcher. He came loose from …

Beryl Wayne Scott

End of Watch, September 10, 2002

On September 10, 2002, Officer Beryl “Wayne” Scott was killed in a motor vehicle collision while en route to assist in an unrelated DUI/fatality investigation. Officer Scott was south bound on North 7th Street …