Roll call of Heroes – Phoenix Police Department
This memorial page is dedicated to Phoenix Police officers who paid the ultimate price while serving and protecting our City.
These officers gave their lives while committed to the motto “To Protect and Serve.” We honor these brave officers and their families.
Sadly, across the country, many law enforcement officers will lose their lives this year while performing their duties. The Steve Young Memorial Scholarship Program, created by a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, is administered by the National Fraternal Order of Police Foundation to assist the spouses of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
When you visit the Phoenix Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 2, take the time to remember our fallen officers Our “Phoenix Police Fallen Officers Memorial” was established to honor and remember all of our brothers and K-9’s that paid the ultimate sacrifice. The memorial is in the front lobby of the Lodge at 12851 North 19 Avenue in Phoenix.
End of Watch: April 22, 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 the wall of a home. His death was … Continue reading
End of Watch: February 23, 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 him. He was driven to a nearby hospital … Continue reading
End of Watch: June 16, 1975 Officer Chavez was shot and killed by a juvenile during a burglary of a Phoenix radiator business. Officer Chavez had entered the business after dispatchers received an anonymous tip that a burglary was in … Continue reading
End of Watch: November 2, 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 lights was struck from behind by a garbage … Continue reading
End of Watch: November 22, 1971 Officer Haywood was killed in a motorcycle accident when a truck turned in front of him, causing a collision. Other officers rushed him to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Officer … Continue reading
End of Watch: December 28, 1970 Officer Stone collided with another vehicle and was pinned underneath it. Bystanders lifted the vehicle off of Officer Stone in an attempt to save him but he was pronounced dead at the scene. Officer … Continue reading
End of Watch: December 28, 1970 Officer Bluhm was driving his department motorcycle at the time when he was shot and killed. He had been following a pickup truck with a camper on the back when he was killed.
End of Watch: February 19, 1952 Officer Stewart was killed when his police motorcycle was struck by a hit-and-run driver. A truck turned in front of his motorcycle and he swerved to avoid a collision, causing severe head injuries. The … Continue reading
End of Watch: February 5, 1925 Officer Burch was shot and killed when he attempted to stop two men from siphoning gasoline from a car. Unknown to Officer Burch, the men were on the run for murdering law enforcement officers … Continue reading