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Sgt. Found Slain After Dispatchers Fail to Reach Him

Sgt. Found Slain After Dispatchers Fail to Reach Him

Arizona Daily Star

October 19, 2010

PHOENIX – The body of a Phoenix police sergeant who was shot and killed was discovered near the State Capitol late Monday night.

Phoenix police had become concerned about the sergeant when he didn’t respond to radio calls. Officers searched for the sergeant starting around 10 p.m. Monday.

Less than an hour after the search began, Capitol Police found what they thought was an abandoned police cruiser near 17th Avenue and Jefferson Street. The sergeant’s body was nearby.

Investigators are searching the scene looking for any clues as to what happened. The sergeant’s identity has not been released. Police are notifying his family.

Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon canceled an event this morning and released this statement, "My heart and my prayers are with our fallen police sergeant, his family and our Police Department.

“Rest assured, the City of Phoenix will commit every resource necessary and do everything in our power to find the killer or killers, capture them and bring them to justice.”

The area around the scene was closed to traffic for several hours, but later reopened for traffic. The only current restriction is Jackson Street from 19th Avenue to 17th Avenue and Buchanan Street from 19th Avenue to 17th Avenue.


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    revCCBeasley

    over 3 years ago

    2944 Comments

    RIP

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    Sheepdog1

    over 3 years ago

    480 Comments

    RIP brother

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    Straightshooter

    over 3 years ago

    1708 Comments

    Rest in Peace. My Prayers for your Family, friends and coworkers.

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    Ahi

    almost 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    R.I.P., prayers to family and friends. I hope they catch those responsible.

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    jdynomit

    almost 4 years ago

    212 Comments

    My prayers are with the fallen police sergeant, his family and co-workers

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Let us bow our heads in silence for this fallen warrior.....RIP Brother

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    LAWMANTUKES

    almost 4 years ago

    6976 Comments

    This is the most tragic and ill felt thing that we as brothers in blue will ever feel............And that is the senseless loss of one of our own.

    May our Father in Heaven Jesus Christ be with this man's family. May our Lord and savior Jesus Christ receive this man's soul. And may peace and joy follow him on his journey to salvation. May God the Father continue to Bless us all and keep us safe from all hurt, harm and danger as we go about our daily sworn duties to protect and serve.

    Amen'

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    danchey05

    almost 4 years ago

    700 Comments

    RIP good officer. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family, friends, fellow officers, and dispatchers. I can tell you from a personal standpoint that this is every dispatchers worst nightmare as well as every officer's.

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    bklyn

    almost 4 years ago

    762 Comments

    R.I.P.
    May this mystery be solved soon.

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    gumby63857

    almost 4 years ago

    2234 Comments

    OMG that's horrible. May he rest in peace. God bless him and his family.

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    armyag

    almost 4 years ago

    1672 Comments



    Heart Broken Comments

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Rest in Peace. May God comfort and bless your family and friends.

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    911Vet

    almost 4 years ago

    4 Comments

    Love and prayers to Phoenix officers and dispatchers as well....remember to take care of one another in this time of sadness. God Bless...

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    nrp5hgwedf

    almost 4 years ago

    0 Comments

    Unselfishly sacrificed his life in the protection of the lives, property, rights and privileges of all the people of Phoenix

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    Angelonthewall

    almost 4 years ago

    710 Comments

    RIP. My prayers go out to family, friends and to the community.

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