Recently Fallen Hero

Police Officer Paul Rutherford

Phoenix (AZ) Police Department
End of Watch: March 21, 2019

Police Officer Paul Rutherford was struck and killed as he directed traffic from an earlier crash. Officer Rutherford was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Officer Rutherford is the 10th law enforcement officer to be killed in a traffic-related incident this year and the first officer fatality from the state of Arizona in 2019.


Chief Jeri Williams
Phoenix Police Department
620 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

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7 Replies to “Recently Fallen Hero

  1. Prayers being offered for Officer Paul Rutherford, his family, and the members of the Phoenix Police Department. May St. Michael escort you to Heaven, Officer Rutherford.

  2. In the rising of the sun and in its setting, WE remember him. Empathy & condolence to his PD posse & a wave of love to his family from the Faith Community group, MRPD, Richmond, VA. As we converge after a city homicide here, WE grieve together in solidarity for the loss of a member.

  3. So saddened by this tragedy! Rest in God’s arms HERO! My deepest condolences to your family blood and blue and your friends. May they take comfort in knowing that so many care

  4. A senseless loss of a Police Officer. My wife and I are thinking of the Family, Friends and the Dept. Rest in heaven. That watch will be carried on from here.
    Thank You for your service to your community and the nation.

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