Phoenix Law Enforcement Association

PLEA Thanks Good Samaritan

PLEA along with the Arizona Police Association was honored to meet with and express our thanks and gratitude to Mr. Thomas Yoxall who on January 24, 2017, saved the life of DPS Trooper Ed Andersson.  Yoxall and his girlfriend were traveling west on the I-10 en route to California and had just passed the town of Tonopah when they came upon Trooper Andersson’s vehicle and saw an unknown assailant attacking him.  Mr. Yoxall ultimately had to intervene with lethal force to save the life of the Trooper.  This is yet another example where a legally armed citizen in the right place at the right time was able to provide critically needed assistance to a law enforcement officer and avert a very tragic outcome. 

Pictured L-R: PLEA Secretary Frank Marino, Mr. Thomas Yoxall, APA Director Dr. Levi Bolton, PLEA President Ken Crane