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 by the officer. A struggle ensued, both the suspect and Officer Beuf fell into the roadway and were struck by a semi-truck. Officer Beuf was killed instantly; the suspect survived the accident. Officer Beuf joined the Phoenix Police Department on June 1, 1998. Officer Beuf was survived by his wife and four children ages seven months, three, five and seven years.