Tucson Police – Officers Killed In the Line of Duty

Name of Police Officer Killed
Date Killed
Cause of Death
Erik Hite
June 2, 2008
Shot while on duty
Patrick K.  Hardesty
May 26, 2003
Shot while on duty
Jeffrey H. Ross
February 18,1982
Shot while on duty
James A Smith
October 28, 1980
Motorcycle accident while on duty
Barry Headricks
October 28, 1974
Shot while on duty
Robert V. Cummins
September 3, 1936
Motorcycle accident while on duty
William Katzenstein
July 26, 1902
Shot while on duty
William Elliot
July 3, 1892
Stabbed while on duty

For more information, please visit the City of Tucson Officer Memorial., opens a new window



Huicochea, Lexis and Carol Ann Alaimo. “Everything he did was top-notch.” Arizona Daily Star. June 3, 2008. Page 1.
Pallack, Becky. “Memorial garden will honor Tucson’s fallen police officers, opens a new window.” Arizona Daily Star. May 7, 2005. Page B3

Benjamin, Stanley G.  Tucson Police Department, 1871-2004. Tucson, Ariz.: Tucson Police Foundation, 2005.

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