FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Arizona Officer Killed, Second Injured Working Security Detail

May 01, 2011  | 

An early Sunday gunfight involving three Buckeye (Ariz.) Police officers working an off-duty security detail at the El Gran Mercado swat meet in Phoenix resulted in the death of one officer and critical injuries to another.

The gunfight began at about 1 a.m., after the officers confronted three occupants of a vehicle that was reported to have been driving recklessly on the property.

The Buckeye PD identified officers Christopher Paz and Rolando Tirado as the officers who were shot. Officer Tirado died from his wounds.

Source: The Arizona Republic

Tags: Off-Duty Incidents, Paid Details, Duty Deaths


Comments (2)

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2

Davesam25G @ 5/2/2011 9:15 PM

These are the hardest ones to read along with child deaths...Remember them for all the lifes both have walked into and made a difference, where and when needed the most!!!...Above all stay safe!!

John @ 5/3/2011 5:53 AM

The bad this is the Towne Of Buckeye does not have to pay any insurance settlements to the family of the fallen officer, due to being out of thier juridiction. Hopefully the place/person they contracted with had good insurance..... I bet Buckeye changes thier policy after this.

Thoughts and prayers to all the officers families.....

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: NYPD Says Hatchet Attack an Act of Terror
A broad-daylight hatchet assault on a group of New York police officers -- leaving one...
Update: 2 California Deputies Killed in Shooting Spree
Sacramento County, Calif., Sheriff’s Dep. Danny Oliver was killed in this morning's...
Lenco Bearcat Played Critical Role in Stockton Robbery, Hostage Response
Lenco Industries, Inc., has announced that the City of Stockton, Calif.’s BearCat tactical...
Video: NYC Hatchet-wielding Attacker Might Have Terrorism Ties
The NYPD has issued a patrol bulletin alerting officers to be in a state of heightened...
DOJ Condemns Leaks of Ferguson Shooting Evidence
New details from the inquiry into Michael Brown’s Aug. 9 death — all provided by...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine