Governor Ducey, Arizona Department Of Public Safety Honor Fallen State Troopers

News Release

May 4, 2020

PHOENIX — Governor Ducey and the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) today honored Arizona’s 30 fallen State Troopers who died in the line of duty. A memorial is held each year at the DPS headquarters to pay tribute to these officers’ ultimate sacrifice and recognize the loss experienced by their loved ones. Governor Ducey and DPS released a video memorial earlier today. 

“For decades, Arizona State Troopers have put their lives on the line to patrol our state and keep us safe,” said Governor Ducey. “Today, we honor those who gave their all in the line of duty. These Troopers were guardians, defenders of the rule of law and heroes. Our gratitude to them is unending, and their memory is never far from our hearts.

“To their families—the moms and dads, sisters and brothers, sons and daughters—we also recognize your sacrifice. We know the pain you felt is something that never fully goes away. All of you remain in Arizona’s thoughts and prayers today and every day, and we say thank you for all you have given to the state of Arizona,” said Governor Ducey.

View the video memorial here:

Background

Since 1958, 30 Arizona State Troopers and Highway Patrolmen have given their lives in the line of duty. The Arizona Department of Public Safety website has more information about each fallen officer:

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Tyler J. Edenhofer

July 25, 2018

10449

Timothy A. Huffman

May 6, 2013

5430

Christopher R. Marano

December 17, 2009

6759

Bruce W. Harrolle

October 13, 2008

5669

Brett C. Buckmister

March 21, 2000

5548

Floyd J. "Skip" Fink

February 18, 2000

940

Juan N. Cruz

December 9, 1998

3111

Douglas E. Knutson

January 2, 1998

3818

Robert K. Martin

August 15, 1995

474

Michael L. Crowe

July 5, 1995

2729

Mark M. Dryer

July 3, 1993

9764

David J. Zesiger

July 3, 1992

1848

Manuel H. Tapia

January 8, 1991

1409

David G. Gabrielli

August 31, 1990

1231

John M. Blaser

August 31, 1990

2916

Johnny E. Garcia

October 14, 1989

3572

Edward A. Rebel

June 28, 1988

233

Bruce A. Petersen

October 20, 1987

3536

Richard G. Stratman

October 2, 1983

1622

Thomas P. McNeff

October 2, 1983

1758

William H. Murie

November 19, 1980

721

John C. Walker

November 30, 1979

150

Noah M. Merrill

December 11, 1978

695

Gregory A. Diley

December 2, 1977

1442

Alan H. Hansen

July 19, 1973

204

Don A. Beckstead

February 7, 1971

409

James L. Keeton

February 5, 1971

310

Gilbert A. Duthie

September 5, 1970

143

Paul E. Marston

June 9, 1969

138

Louis O. Cochran

December 22, 1958

59