Phoenix Law Enforcement Association

Fallen Heroes

Phoenix Badge 2020From 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

Nicki (Nick) James Erfle

End of Watch, September 18, 2007 

Officer Nick Erfle was shot after he and his partner approached three people for jaywalking and obstructing traffic on 24th Street, one block north of Thomas Road. One man gave a fictitious name that …

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 …

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 …

Kevin W. Forsythe

End of Watch, September 7, 1984 

On September 7th, 1984, Officer Forsythe was killed in a traffic accident while working off-duty. He was directing traffic when he was stuck by a semi-truck and killed. Officer Forsythe was a seven year …