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

John F. MacInnis

End of Watch, February 22, 1976 

On February 22nd, 1976, Police Guard MacInnis died of a heart attack while in foot pursuit of a suspect at the Sky Harbor International Airport. A passerby stopped to assist the guard. He was …

Walter H. Stewart

End of Watch February 19, 1952

On February 19th, 1952, Motorcycle Officer Walter Stewart was killed when a truck turned in front of his police motorcycle and he swerved to avoid a collision. The motorcycle overturned and Officer Stewart died …

Haze Burch

On February 5th, 1925, Officer Haze Burch became the first Phoenix Police Officer killed in the line of duty. Officer Burch was shot by two men attempting to siphon gasoline from a car. Officer Burch died the following day. The …