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 …

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 …

John Wayne Domblisky

End of Watch, July 26, 1990 

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

K9 Roscoe

K9 Roscoe

End of Watch: July 13, 1984

K9 Roscoe was struck and killed by a vehicle after assisting his handler apprehended a subject.

Roscoe’s handler had been attempting to arrest a drunk driver when Roscoe jumped from the patrol car to …

Ignacio G. Conchos

End of Watch, July 1, 1982 

On July 1st, 1982, Officer Conchos and his partner, John Davis, entered a Phoenix bar in search of a bank robbery suspect. Both officers were mortally wounded when the suspect began shooting inside the …