Phoenix Law Enforcement Association

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 collision, Officer Rutherford and his partner answered to respond on foot to a priority radio call across the street. As Officer Rutherford was crossing Indian School Road, he was struck by an eastbound vehicle. Officer Rutherford was transported to a local hospital and succumbed to his injuries.

Officer Rutherford was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Phoenix Police Department for 23 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.