Fallen Officers for the Month of March
On March 3rd, 2014, Detective John Hobbs, #5624 and another detective were attempting to make contact with a violent suspect. Upon contact with the suspect, Detective Hobbs and his partner became involved in a gun battle at which time Detective Hobbs was fatally wounded.
Detective Hobbs was hired on October 22nd, 1992 and had just completed his twenty-first year with the Phoenix Police Department.
Detective Hobbs is survived by his wife and their three children.
On March 26, 1999, Officer Marc T. Atkinson, #5930 began following a suspicious vehicle, occupied by three suspects, in the area of 31st Avenue and Thomas Road. The driver lured Officer Atkinson into an industrial area at 30th Avenue and Catalina Drive where he was ambushed by gunfire and killed. A citizen who witnessed the incident engaged the suspects in a gunfight with his own weapon, seriously wounding one. The other two suspects fled but were later arrested.
Officer Atkinson was 28 years old and had been an officer for almost five years.
He was survived by his wife and seven month old son.
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List of all 37 Phoenix Police Department Fallen Officers
The Phoenix Police Department also remembers the sacrifice our K9s have made while serving our communities.
Rosco - EOW July 14, 1984
Hunter - EOW October 20, 1994
Dax - EOW April 17, 1996
R.J.- EOW August 13, 2005
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