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

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 …

Goelet Beuf

End of Watch, November 1, 1999 

On November 1, 1999, Officer Beuf contacted two suspicious persons in the area of 23rd Avenue and Lone Cactus. One suspect, in possession of drugs and wanted on fugitive warrants, ran and was chased …

Marc Todd Atkinson

End of Watch, March 26, 1999

On March 26th, 1999, Officer Atkinson was following a suspicious vehicle with three male occupants in the area of 30th Avenue and Catalina. The driver lured Officer Atkinson into an industrial area where he …

David Marty Kieffer

End of Watch, May 21, 1997 

On May 7, 1977, a drunk driver struck Sergeant Kieffer while at the intersection of 16th Street and McDowell. Sergeant Kieffer was rendered a quadriplegic from this accident. He continued to work for the …

K-9 Hunter

End of Watch: April 17, 1996

On April 17, 1996, Officer Jeff Kozel and K-9 Hunter responded to a call for assistance with apprehending Jackson James Doss. Hunter located Doss in the backyard of a nearby home, but was shot …

K9 Dax

K9 Dax

End of Watch: October 20, 1994

K9 Dax was shot and killed while assisting the Special Assignments Unit search a home of a homicide suspect on West Carson Road.

The subject opened fire on Dax with a 12-gauge shotgun, killing …

Leonard L. Kolodziej

End of Watch, September 4, 1991 

On September 4th, 1991, Officer Kolodziej was shot and killed as he arrived on a 9-1-1 emergency call. He was struck several times by a barrage of bullets by a sniper barricaded in a …

Danny L. Tunney

End of Watch, July 26, 1990 

On July 26th, 1990, Sergeants Tunney and John Domblisky, were killed when struck head on by a car that had crossed the centerline. Sergeant Tunney was forty-seven years old at the time of his …