End of Watch: Sunday, May 19, 2013
Tour of Duty: 6 years
Badge Number: 8899
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault
Police Officer Daryl Raetz was struck and killed by an SUV while making an arrest for DUI.
At approximately 3:30 am Officer Raetz, along with several other officers, was processing a DUI suspect on the side of road when a passing SUV struck Officer Raetz. He was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital where he died.
The driver of the SUV fled the scene and remains at large.
Officer Raetz was a veteran of the Iraq war and had served with the Phoenix Police Department for six years. He is survived by his wife and child.