End of Watch: Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Tour of Duty: 6 months
Badge Number: 8256
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Monday, November 28, 2005
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Officer Paul Salmon died from injuries received in an automobile accident.
Officer Salmon was responding to a domestic violence call in south Phoenix. His vehicle left the roadway for unknown reasons and crashed into a light pole at the intersection of Baseline Road and 31st Avenue and crashed. A resident reported the accident and the Phoenix Fire Department extricated him from the vehicle. He was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center with extensive head injuries where he died the following day.
Officer Salmon had served with the Phoenix Police Department for only 6 months. He is survived by his parents, two sisters, four brothers, and fiancee.