Commander Greg Carnicle was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call involving roommates at a residence near 40th Drive and Pinnacle Peak Road.
Detective John Hobbs was shot and killed on March 3rd, 2014 as he and other members of the Fugitive Apprehension Team attempted to serve a felony warrant on a man who
K9 Bane was killed while attempting an apprehension following a vehicle pursuit of a stolen vehicle. A male and female had led officers on a 30-minute pursuit after carjacking a vehicle.
K9 Dax was shot and killed while assisting the Special Assignments Unit search a home of a homicide suspect on West Carson Road. The subject opened fire on Dax with
On April 17, 1996, Officer Jeff Kozel and K-9 Hunter responded to a call for assistance with apprehending Jackson James Doss. Hunter located Doss in the backyard of a nearby
K9 R.J. was intentionally struck and killed by a subject who was fleeing officers. The suspect had fled from officers on foot, but was able to return to his car
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
K9 Top died of heat exhaustion when he was left in his crate inside the cab of an unmarked patrol pickup truck as his handler went inside of the police
K-9 Yeager died when he jumped off a second floor landing during a training exercise and fractured his spine.
On December 28th, 1970, Motorcycle Officer Dale Stone was killed while responding to the emergency call from Officer Bluhm who had been shot. Officer Stone drove through the intersection at
On June 20th, 1990, Motorcycle Officer Briggs was killed while pursuing a speeding motorist. Officer Briggs swerved to avoid a motorist and struck a concrete median and tree. He had
On November 22nd, 1971, Motorcycle Officer Quincy Haywood was killed when a truck turned in front of his police motorcycle. The first officers on the scene rushed him to a
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
On December 28th, 1970, Officer Albert R. Bluhm was shot and killed after stopping a stolen pickup. The suspects fired upon the officer as they hid in the camper shell
On April 22nd, 1976, Officer Del Gaudio was killed while in the pursuit of an impaired and reckless driver. The officer collided with another police car and then careened into
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 southbound on
Shortly after 3:30 a.m. on May 19, 2013, Officer Daryl Raetz, #8899 and his partner were finishing the processing of the scene from a DUI stop in the area of
Officer David Uribe, #4276, was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop on West Cactus Road at approximately 1110 hours. Officer Uribe called in a license plate check and
Police Officer David Glasser succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous day after responding to a burglary in progress at a home near the intersection of 51st Avenue and Baseline Road.
On May 10, 2004 at approximately 3:00 pm, Officer Don R. Schultz, #4410, was participating in a Dive Team search for evidence in the canal near 19th Avenue and Hatcher.
Officer Eric White and Officer Jason Wolfe were shot and killed while investigating a shooting call at an apartment complex on West Las Palmaritas Drive. The first officers to arrive
On April 24th, 1984, Officer Hawkins was killed by a passing pickup truck. He was on a nighttime undercover assignment attempting to cross a freeway frontage road when the accident
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
On June 16th, 1975, Officer Chavez was shot to death by a juvenile during a burglary of a Phoenix radiator business. Officer Chavez had entered the business after dispatchers received
Police Officer Ginarro New passed away from injuries after being and struck by another vehicle motorist that was traveling at a high rate of speed not stopping for a red signal light at Cave Creek Rd and Greenway Rd.
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,
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
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
Officer Wolfe and Officer Eric White were shot and killed while investigating a shooting call at an apartment complex on West Las Palmaritas Drive. The first officers to arrive at
On November 17th, 1984, Officer Robertson was shot and killed while working off-duty at a Phoenix motel. He was in a motel parking lot questioning a suspect in the robbery
On July 1st, 1982, Officer Davis and his partner, Ignacio Conchos, entered a Phoenix bar in search of a bank robbery suspect. Both officers were mortally wounded when the suspect
On January 29th, 1984, Officer Campbell was killed while in pursuit of a speeding motorcycle. The accident occurred when his patrol car skidded out of control and collided with another
On May 27th, 1988, Officer Collings was shot and killed while working off-duty at a bank. He had confronted the two suspects at the scene of the robbery when one
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
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
On March 26th, 1999, Officer Atkinson was following a suspicious vehicle with three male occupants in the area of 30th Avenue and Catalina. The driver lured Officer Atkinson into an
On November 2nd, 1973, Officer Hemschmeyer was killed in a traffic accident while responding to another officer’s call for assistance. A sedan that had pulled over for the officer’s emergency
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
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.
Officer Paul Salmon died from injuries received in a single vehicle rollover accident at 3100 W Baseline Rd on November 28, 2005 at 1:00 am. Officer Salmon was responding to
On May 4th, 1984, Motorcycle Officer Polmanteer was killed in a head on collision with a van that turned in front of his motorcycle two weeks after Officer Hawkins death.
On January 8th, 1986, Officer Fike was shot and killed by an assailant at point blank range as he stood beside his patrol car. Two citizens saw the officer lying
Officer Shane Figueroa was killed in an automobile collision while responding to a call. Officer Figueroa was northbound on 19th Avenue near Roeser Road responding to a shots fired call
Officer Travis P. Murphy was shot and killed when he confronted a suspect who had fled the scene of a shots fired call earlier in the night. Officers in a
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
Police Officer Matt Hefter died as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Police Officer Phillip Vavrinec died as a result of contracting COVID-19 while serving as a School Resource Officer at Charles W. Harris Elementary School at 2252 N. 55th Avenue in Phoenix.
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
On May 7, 1977, a drunk driver struck Sergeant Kieffer while at the intersection of 16th Street and McDowell. Sergeant Kieffer was rendered a quadriplegic from this accident. He continued
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