Yearly Events


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2014 CFP Fiesta Bowl – Law Enforcement Appreciation Night Benefiting NLEOMF!

Join the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund at the University of Phoenix Stadium on New Year’s Eve and become part of the pre-game ceremonies for the 2014 College Football Playoff (CFP) Fiesta Bowl! The Fiesta Bowl is proud to announce a partnership with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund as they honor first responders from across America at... 

December 1, 2014 | Read the story »
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Sgt. Manny Tapia Mile Clean-Up

Sgt. Manny Tapia AHPA is pleased to be a sponsor again on the annual Sgt. Tapia mile clean-up and memorial Date: January 10, 2014 8:30 am Kick-off time CLICK HERE for FOR SGT TAPIA’S MILE CLEAN-UP FLIER 2015        Read More →

October 29, 2014 | Read the story »
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Tour of Honor’s Arizona Heroes Run

Tour of Honor’s Arizona Heroes Run POLICE ◊ MILITARY ◊ FIREFIGHTERS Join us as we honor & remember ALL heroes that paid the ultimate sacrifice. DATE: November 22, 2014 TIME: 9 a.m – 12 p.m. LOCATIONS: ROUTE LINK: https://goo.gl/maps/GnQZA To honor all fallen police officers – 9:00AM to 9:15AM – Begin ride at Arizona Highway Patrol Association’s... 

October 23, 2014 | Read the story »
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ASU First Responder’s Night – ASU vs. UCLA (Benefiting AHPA & 100 Club)

Join us for First Responders Night when Arizona State University takes on UCLA on September 25, 2014.  It is a black-out game and all proceeds from the event benefit the Arizona Highway Patrol Association Charities (LE) and the 100 Club (Fire).  Discounted tickets for first responders can be found here:  ASU First Responders Night – ASU v UCLA 9.25.14  Read More →

August 12, 2014 | Read the story »
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June 2014 AHPA Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting and meet the board of the Legal Defense Fund.  Their presentation will occur during our meeting.  Read More →

June 4, 2014 | Read the story »
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23rd Annual AHPA Golf Classic: May 10th, 2014

Wigwam Golf Course SATURDAY MAY 10th 2014 WIGWAM RESORT 451 N. OLD LITCHFIELD RD, LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ 85340 5:30 A.M. CHECK IN AT COURSE 7:30 A.M. SHOTGUN START LUNCHEON/AWARDS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING PLAY IN THE BALLROOM REGISTRATION FORM: AHPA 2014 Golf Registration Form WORD DOC AHPA 2014 Registration Form PDF DOC SPONSORSHIP FORM: AHPA 2014 Sponsor Form PDF DOC AHPA 2014... 

April 7, 2014 | Read the story »
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AHPA/DPS FALLEN OFFICER MEMORIAL 2014

Find some of the media clips from the AHPA/DPS Fallen Officer Memorial & the memorial in Yuma: PHOENIX: 3tv – AZfamily.com 5/4/14: Arizona Highway Patrol Association honors 29 fallen officers. CBS 5 KPHO 5/6/14: “Pay it Forward” for DPS Officer Tim Huffman CBS 5 – KPHO Fox 10 Phoenix 5/5/14: Remembering officers killed in the line of dutyFOX 10... 

April 7, 2014 | Read the story »
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AHPA proud to sponsor Supervisor Leadership Institute August 11-15th, 2014

AHPA is proud to sponsor the Supervisor Leadership Institute August 11-15th, 2014 in Tucson.  Find out more information below! Pictures from the event: jQuery(document).ready(function(){ jQuery("#ngg-slideshow-38-3631-1").nggSlideshow( {id: 38,fx:"fade",width:320,height:240,domain: "http://www.ahpa.com/",timeout:10000}); }); CLICK HERE to download the PDF: AHPA Sponsored... 

April 1, 2014 | Read the story »
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PLEA Fundraiser for Phoenix Officer John Hobbs

CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK TO THE PDF: PPSLA & PLEA Fundraiser For Phoenix Heroes  Read More →

March 4, 2014 | Read the story »
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AHPA’s Annual Bob Martin Mile Clean-Up

BOB MARTIN MILE CLEANUP ROBERT K. MARTIN #474  EOW 08/15/95 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2014 MEET AT THE FORT MCDOWELL CASINO PARKING LOT BETWEEN 0830 AND 0945 HOURS. TRANSPORTATION WILL BE PROVIDED TO MP-196 SB SR-87, BY THE FORT MCDOWELL CASINO BUSES, AT 0945 HOURS. CLEANUP WILL BEGIN AT 1000 HOURS AT THE LT. MARK BROWN MILE.  ADOT WILL CLOSE THE #2 LANE. AFTER THAT MILE, WE... 

January 27, 2014 | Read the story »
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3RD ANNUAL MEMORIAL HIKE FOR LOREN LEONBERGER

Leonberger 3RD ANNUAL MEMORIAL HIKE – WATERMAN PEAK IN MEMORY AND HONOR OF RETIRED DPS PILOT #2384            AND FORMER MARICOPA COUNTY, LA COUNTY PILOT AND PIMA COUNTY PILOT LOREN LEONBERGER SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2014      0900 -1230 MEET AT THE STAGING AREA AT THE BASE OF WATERMAN PEAK IT TAKES ABOUT AN HOUR TO HIKE TO THE ACCIDENT SITE FROM THE STAGING... 

January 22, 2014 | Read the story »
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AHPA’s 33rd Annual Bass Derby – April 3-4th, 2014

Questions? Contact Danny Roark: (602) 319-4418 TO ENTER: AHPA 2014 Bass Derby Rules PDF AHPA 2014 Bass Derby Rules WORD DOC AHPA 2014 Bass Derby Entry Form PDF AHPA 2014 Bass Derby Entry Form WORD DOC    Read More →

January 20, 2014 | Read the story »
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10th Annual Arizona Fallen Officers Memorial 5k Run/Walk – Benefiting C.O.P.S. & P.O.M.B.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PDF: 10th Annual Arizona Fallen Officers Memorial Run Flyer CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE RACE: http://raceplaceevents.com/event-calendar/2013/12/16/mar-9-10th-annual-cops-arizona-and-pomb-run-to-remember  Read More →

January 15, 2014 | Read the story »
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2nd Annual ASU Public Safety Basketball Game – Sun, Jan. 5th 4PM

Our 2nd Annual Public Safety Night is ready to go for the 2013/2014 Men’s Basketball Season! The date of the game is January 5th against the Washington State Cougars. The game starts at 4:00pm, but the festivities will begin at 2:30pm.   The promo code for this basketball game is “PUBLICSAFETY”. Tickets are available for purchase starting NOW!   You can purchase... 

December 17, 2013 | Read the story »
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Sgt. Manny Tapia Annual Highway Clean-Up

Sgt. Manny Tapia “IN REMEMBRANCE OF OUR FALLEN COMRADE, SGT TAPIA” Come and join us on January 11th, 2014 to remember Sgt. Manny Tapia #1409.  We will first start with a burrito breakfast on Rio Rico Drive, be shuttled onto I-19 for the Adopt-A-Highway cleanup and from there we will meet at his Memorial Site on North Grand Avenue for a small service.  Afterwards, we will... 

December 4, 2013 | Read the story »
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AHPA Sponsors Arizona Run for the Fallen

AHPA is proud to sponsor the Arizona Run for the Fallen.  The event takes place October 18th to the 20th.  For more information on how to participate, go to their website at: http://www.azrunforthefallen.org  Read More →

September 5, 2013 | Read the story »
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ASU First Responders Game Benefiting AHPA – Wisconsin vs. ASU – Sept. 14th, 2013

Sun Devil Football is entering the 2013 season and would like to invite back all of the First Responders to Sun Devil Stadium this fall. Please join Sun Devil Athletics, and your respective business partners, in supporting the 100 Club of Arizona and the Arizona Highway Patrol Association, as your Sun Devils take on the Wisconsin Badgers here at Sun Devil Stadium. AHPA will... 

August 12, 2013 | Read the story »
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C.O.P.S. Inaugural 5K Walk/Run/Ruck to Remember

AHPA is proud to support and sponsor C.O.P.S. Inaugural 5K Walk/Run/Ruck to Remember On September 21, 2013, the Arizona Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), is hosting The Arizona Department of Public Safety Inaugural 5K Walk/Run/Ruck to Remember.  This Memorial event will honor those Arizona Department of Public Safety officers who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving... 

June 27, 2013 | Read the story »
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Timothy Huffman

Timothy A. Huffman, 47 Officer Tim Huffman   Residence: Yuma Badge: 5430 End of Watch: May, 6, 2013 Officer Huffman was on scene helping investigate an injury collision on Interstate 8, 40 miles east of Yuma, when a tanker truck failed to yield to the closure of the number-two lane on the highway. The driver of the semi-truck, Jorge Espinoza, 33, first collided with DPS... 

May 8, 2013 | Read the story »
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22nd Annual AHPA Golf Classic: May 11th, 2013

SATURDAY MAY 11th 2013 WIGWAM RESORT 451 N. OLD LITCHFIELD RD, LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ 85340 5:30 A.M. CHECK IN AT COURSE 7:30 A.M. SHOTGUN START LUNCHEON/AWARDS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING PLAY IN THE BALLROOM DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORM HERE: AHPA Golf 2013 Registration Form PDF AHPA Golf 2013 Registration Form Word Doc DOWNLOAD THE SPONSOR FORM HERE: 2013 AHPA Golf Tournament Sponsor... 

April 30, 2013 | Read the story »
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May 6th, 2013: AHPA to Honor 28 DPS Officers Killed in Line of Duty with Memorial Ceremony

AHPA to Honor 28 DPS Officers Killed in Line of Duty with Memorial Ceremony Annual event will take place on Monday, May 6th (Phoenix, AZ) –The men and women of the Arizona Highway Patrol Association (AHPA) will pay their respects to the 28 Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers who have been killed in the line of duty. The Annual DPS Fallen Officer Memorial Ceremony... 

April 30, 2013 | Read the story »
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December 2013 AHPA Membership Meeting

9:00 am Noah’s 2100 E. Yeager Drive Chandler, AZ, United States, 85286  Read More →

April 17, 2013 | Read the story »
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November 2013 AHPA Membership Meeting

9:00 am Noah’s 2100 E. Yeager Drive Chandler, AZ, United States, 85286  Read More →

April 17, 2013 | Read the story »
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October 2013 AHPA Membership Meeting

9:00 am Noah’s 2100 E. Yeager Drive Chandler, AZ, United States, 85286  Read More →

April 17, 2013 | Read the story »
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September 2013 AHPA Membership Meeting

9:00 am Noah’s 2100 E. Yeager Drive, Chandler, AZ, United States, 85286  Read More →

April 17, 2013 | Read the story »
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August 2013 AHPA Membership Meeting

9:00 am Noah’s 2100 E. Yeager Drive Chandler, AZ, United States, 85286  Read More →

April 17, 2013 | Read the story »
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July 2013 AHPA Membership Meeting

9:00 am Noah’s 2100 E. Yeager Drive, Chandler, AZ 85286  Read More →

April 17, 2013 | Read the story »
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June 2013 AHPA Membership Meeting

9:00 am Mountain Preserve Reception Center 1431 E Dunlap Ave Phoenix, AZ 85020  Read More →

April 17, 2013 | Read the story »
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May 2013 AHPA Membership Meeting **CANCELLED**

**Cancelled in observance for Officer Tim Huffman’s Memorial** 9:00 am Mountain Preserve Reception Center 1431 E Dunlap Ave Phoenix, AZ 85020  Read More →

April 17, 2013 | Read the story »
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April 2013 AHPA Membership Meeting

9:00 am Mountain Preserve Reception Center 1431 E Dunlap Ave Phoenix, AZ 85020  Read More →

April 17, 2013 | Read the story »
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March 2013 AHPA Membership Meeting

9:00 am Mountain Preserve Reception Center 1431 E Dunlap Ave Phoenix, AZ 85020  Read More →

April 17, 2013 | Read the story »
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Feb 2013 AHPA Membership Meeting

9:00 am Mountain Preserve Reception Center 1431 E Dunlap Ave Phoenix, AZ 85020  Read More →

April 17, 2013 | Read the story »
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Jan 2013 Membership Meeting

9:00 am Mountain Preserve Reception Center 1431 E Dunlap Ave Phoenix, AZ 85020  Read More →

April 17, 2013 | Read the story »
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32nd Annual AHPA Bass Derby

For questions contact: Danny Roark 602-319-4418 roarkdanny@aol.com Click here to download: 2013 AHPA Derby rules Click here to download: 2013 Entry Form  Read More →

January 27, 2013 | Read the story »
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17th Annual Bob Martin/Mark Brown Memorial Mile Clean Up Feb. 16th

Bob Martin/Mark Brown 17th Annual Memorial Mile Clean Up February 16, 2013 The annual Bob Martin Memorial Highway Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday February 16, 2013.  The event commemorates Department of Public Safety Officer Robert K. Martin #474 who gave his life in the line of duty on August 15, 1995.  Officer Martin had conducted a traffic stop southbound on State Route... 

January 25, 2013 | Read the story »
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COPS Walk Southwest 2013 on February 23 and 24

The Concerns of Police Survivors is holding their COPS Walk Southwest 2013 on February 23 and 24 (Saturday/Sunday)and are in desperate need of walkers for this event. The registration deadline is February 1 (there is no fee to register). Go to http://www.nationalcops.org/copswalksw.htm to learn more about the walk and how you can register. Marie Dryer, Retired Sgt. Badge 3064... 

January 24, 2013 | Read the story »
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ASU Basketball Benefiting AHPA – Jan. 26th

Arizona Highway Patrol recognizes heroes involved in a recent cancelled Amber Alert (Tempe, Arizona) – It was Public Safety Day during Arizona State University’s basketball game on January 26th, where first responders received discounted tickets and were recognized during the game.  Firefighters and Highway Patrol officers faced-off in a three point shoot-out, where... 

January 13, 2013 | Read the story »
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Phoenix Suns Law Enforcement Appreciation Night – Jan 2nd

The Phoenix Suns invite all public safety officers from city, county, state and federal agencies to come out to US Airways Center to celebrate our first responders. This special ticket package is available to all sworn and non-sworn employees of any law enforcement, fire, EMT or DHS agency, their family members, friends and supporters. If you care about our first responders... 

December 31, 2012 | Read the story »
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REMEMBRANCE OF OUR FALLEN COMRADE, SGT TAPIA

Sgt. Manny Tapia Come and join us on January 12th, 2013 to remember Sgt. Manny Tapia #1409.  We will first start with a burrito breakfast on Rio Rico Drive, be shuttled onto Interstate 19 for the Adopt-A-Highway cleanup and from there we will meet at his Memorial Site on North Grand Avenue for a small service.  Afterwards, we will meet at Officer Ibarra’s residence for... 

December 6, 2012 | Read the story »
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AHPA Hosts Matt Salmon Fundraiser – August 1

Read more about Matt Salmon’s Campaign for Congressional District 5 from his website: http://www.salmonforcongress.com or CLICK HERE TO READ AHPA’S ENDORSEMENT  Read More →

July 25, 2012 | Read the story »
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Fallen Officer Memorial – Highway Patrol District Three – July 3, 2012

Fallen Officer Memorial Highway Patrol District Three Navajo County Sheriff’s Office July 3, 2012 10:00 am to 11:00 am Show Low City Complex Field (Sitgreaves National Forest) N 6th St & E McNeil Show Low, Arizona 85901 Fallen Officers to be honored: Patrolman James L. Keeton (EOW 2/5/1971) Patrolman Donald A. Beckstead (EOW 2/7/1971) Patrolman Bruce A. Petersen (EOW... 

June 13, 2012 | Read the story »
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31st Annual AHPA Bass Derby

For questions contact: Danny Roark 602-319-4418 roarkdanny@aol.com PDF of AHPA Bass Derby Rules: 2012 AHPA Derby Rules WORD DOC of AHPA Bass Derby Rules: 2012 AHPA Derby Rules PDF of AHPA Entry Form: AHPA 2012 Derby Entry Form WORD DOC of AHPA Entry Form: AHPA 2012 Derby Entry Form If you plan to camp there, you must make a reservation online through Alamo Lake’s website. ... 

December 10, 2011 | Read the story »
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December 2012 Membership Meeting

9:00 am Mountain Preserve Reception Center 1431 E Dunlap Ave Phoenix, AZ 85020  Read More →

December 10, 2011 | Read the story »
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November 2012 Membership Meeting

9:00 am Mountain Preserve Reception Center 1431 E Dunlap Ave Phoenix, AZ 85020  Read More →

December 10, 2011 | Read the story »
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October 2012 Membership Meeting

9:00 am Mountain Preserve Reception Center 1431 E Dunlap Ave Phoenix, AZ 85020  Read More →

December 10, 2011 | Read the story »
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September 2012 Membership Meeting

9:00 am Mountain Preserve Reception Center 1431 E Dunlap Ave Phoenix, AZ 85020  Read More →

December 10, 2011 | Read the story »
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August 2012 Membership Meeting

9:00 am Mountain Preserve Reception Center 1431 E Dunlap Ave Phoenix, AZ 85020  Read More →

December 10, 2011 | Read the story »
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July 2012 Membership Meeting

9:00 am Mountain Preserve Reception Center 1431 E Dunlap Ave Phoenix, AZ 85020  Read More →

December 10, 2011 | Read the story »
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June 2012 Membership Meeting

9:00 am Mountain Preserve Reception Center 1431 E Dunlap Ave Phoenix, AZ 85020  Read More →

December 10, 2011 | Read the story »
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May 2012 Membership Meeting

9:00 am Mountain Preserve Reception Center 1431 E Dunlap Ave Phoenix, AZ 85020  Read More →

December 10, 2011 | Read the story »
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April 2012 Membership Meeting

9:00 am Mountain Preserve Reception Center 1431 E Dunlap Ave Phoenix, AZ 85020  Read More →

December 10, 2011 | Read the story »
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March 2012 Membership Meeting

9:00 am Mountain Preserve Reception Center 1431 E Dunlap Ave Phoenix, AZ 85020  Read More →

December 10, 2011 | Read the story »
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February 2012 Membership Meeting

9:00 am Mountain Preserve Reception Center 1431 E Dunlap Ave Phoenix, AZ 85020  Read More →

December 10, 2011 | Read the story »
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January 2012 Membership Meeting

9:00 am Mountain Preserve Reception Center 1431 E Dunlap Ave Phoenix, AZ 85020  Read More →

December 10, 2011 | Read the story »
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911 Golf 2012 – W. Steven Martin

911toydrive.com 911 Golf 2012 (911toydrive.com) Oakwood Golf Course, Sun Lakes Saturday April 14, 2012, 8am Shotgun Awards and lunch after the tournament $400 for a foursome $100 for individuals $100 for tee-box sponsorship Don’t miss this day of fun on the greens at Oakwood Golf Course in Chandler.  You’ll play golf with some of the top cops in the state –... 

December 9, 2011 | Read the story »
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17th Annual Law Enforcement Golf Tournament for Special Olympics

Sponsored in part by Arizona Highway Patrol Association Saturday, May 5, 2012 Canoa Hills Golf Course, Green Valley – canoahillsgolfclub.com $60 per person Includes green fees, cart and meal Registration 6:30am/7:30 shotgun start Format is 4 person scramble and open to the public Tee Box Sponsorships: $150 Tee Box and Team: $325 Deadline is Friday April 20, 2012 Limited... 

December 9, 2011 | Read the story »
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BOB MARTIN MILE CLEANUP

Bob Martin ROBERT K. MARTIN #474  EOW 08/15/95 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2012 MEET AT THE FORT MCDOWELL CASINO PARKING LOT BETWEEN 0830 AND 0900 HOURS. TRANSPORTATION WILL BE PROVIDED TO MP-196 SB SR-87 CLEANUP WILL BEGIN AT THE LT. MARK BROWN MILE AFTER THAT MILE, WE WILL BREAK FOR LUNCH (SANDWICHES & SOFT DRINKS WILL BE PROVIDED) CLEANUP WILL CONTINUE SB TO BOB MARTIN’S... 

December 9, 2011 | Read the story »
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MEMORIAL HIKE – IN MEMORY OF PILOT LOREN LEONBERGER

LOREN LEONBERGER MEMORIAL HIKE – WATERMAN PEAK IN MEMORY AND HONOR OF RETIRED DPS PILOT AND FORMER MARICOPA COUNTY, LA COUNTY PILOT AND PIMA COUNTY PILOT LOREN LEONBERGER #2384 TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012      0900 -1230 MEET AT THE STAGING AREA AT THE BASE OF WATERMAN PEAK IT TAKES ABOUT AN HOUR TO HIKE TO THE ACCIDENT SITE FROM THE STAGING AREA. THE TERRAIN IS... 

December 9, 2011 | Read the story »
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Jan. 7th, 2012: “REMEMBRANCE OF OUR FALLEN COMRADE” SGT. MANNY TAPIA

Sgt. Manny Tapia “REMEMBRANCE OF OUR FALLEN COMRADE” SGT. MANNY TAPIA Come and join us on January 7th, 2012 to remember Sgt. Manny Tapia.  We will first start with the Adopt-A-Highway cleanup and will be meeting on Rio Rico Drive and be shuttled onto Interstate 19 for the cleanup.  From there, we will meet at his memorial site on North Grand Avenue for a small service.... 

December 9, 2011 | Read the story »
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December 2011 Membership Meeting

9:00 am Mountain Preserve Reception Center 1431 E Dunlap Ave Phoenix, AZ 85020  Read More →

December 6, 2011 | Read the story »
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Support Justin Domres’ Cousin Fight with Cancer

Justin Domres of Fleet service’s cousin Katie Wagner is a beautiful 15 year old sophomore from Anthem, Arizona. She was recently diagnosed with a rare form of stage 4 Cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma. Her medical insurance has been canceled and we all know the medical bills add up fast. Anyone who knows Katie and her family can testify that these people are one of a kind;... 

November 2, 2011 | Read the story »
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2011 DPS Fallen Officer Memorial – May 2nd

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April 25, 2011 | Read the story »
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20th Annual AHPA Golf Classic

The 20th Annual AHPA Golf Classic Saturday May 14th 2011 Wildfire J.W. Marriott Golf Club 5350 E. Marriott Dr. – Phoenix, AZ 85054 AHPA Golf 2011 Registration AHPA Golf Tournament 2011 Sponsorship Information AHPA Golf Scholarship – 2011 All applicants must return their completed application by June 2011.  Five scholarships for $500 will be given out. Download... 

January 25, 2011 | Read the story »
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30th Annual AHPA Bass Derby

All entries must be received by March 8th 2011.  There is a $20.00 per person late fee for entries submitted after March 8th. 2011 Derby Rules 2011 Entry Form For questions contact: Danny Roark 602-319-4418 roarkdanny@aol.com  Read More →

January 25, 2011 | Read the story »
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Chris R Marano

On Thursday, December 17, 2009, DPS Officer Christopher R. Marano died from injuries suffered when struck by a vehicle on the Loop 101 freeway in Phoenix. Officer Marano, who had served with DPS almost four years, was in the process of laying down “stop sticks”, a tire deflation device, in an attempt to end a pursuit when he was struck  Read More →

December 17, 2009 | Read the story »
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Bruce W Harrolle

DPS Officer/Paramedic Bruce W. Harrolle was killed while assisting with a search and rescue mission of two stranded hikers. Officer Harrolle was struck by the helicopter’s rotor blades and fatally injured. Officer Bruce Harrolle, 36 years, is survived by his wife, two young children, and parents.  Read More →

October 13, 2008 | Read the story »
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Brett C. Buckmister

At approximately 9:30 a.m. on March 21, 2000, DPS Officer Brett Buckmister was killed when his patrol car collided with a van on US89 in Page, Arizona. Officer Buckmister was responding to another collision on US89 at the time of the fatal collision. Three of the five occupant of the van received fatal injuries in the collision. Officer Buckmister started his career with... 

March 21, 2000 | Read the story »
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F.J. “Skip” Fink, Jr.

Officer Fink had just stopped an eastbound motorist on the Superstition Freeway (U.S. 60) near McClintock Drive, Tempe, when his patrol car was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Robert Stavers, 22, of Mesa. Upon impact, Officer Fink’s patrol car burst into flames, trapping the 28-year DPS veteran officer. Several people tried to rescue the DPS officer, who had not... 

February 18, 2000 | Read the story »
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Juan N. Cruz

Officer Cruz, along with two other DPS officers, were blocking the high-speed (left) traffic lane of Interstate 10 in Tucson, Arizona, with their patrol vehicles, while investigating a prior collision. A westbound vehicle driven by Tucson resident Marissa A. Rodriguez, 21, struck the rear of Officer Cruz’s vehicle, which was positioned at the far east end of the... 

December 9, 1998 | Read the story »
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Douglas E. Knutson

While standing and waiting for a tow truck to remove an abandoned vehicle at the gore point of Scottsdale Road and westbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway), Motorcycle Officer Knutson suffered multiple injuries when struck from behind by a small pickup truck driven by Brett Baxter, 22, of Tempe. He was taken to Maricopa County Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Officer... 

January 2, 1998 | Read the story »
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Robert K. Martin

Officer Martin was shot to death during a traffic stop on the Beeline Highway, about seven miles north of Shea Boulevard. With 27 years of service, Officer Martin had the most years of service among DPS/AHP officers killed in the line of duty. His assailant, Ernesto Salgado Martinez, a 19-year-old ex-convict from Globe, fled the scene and was captured two days later in... 

August 15, 1995 | Read the story »
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Sgt. Michael L. Crowe

E.O.W. July 5, 1995 Sgt. Crowe was shot to death along with Yuma Police Department Lt. Dan Elkins after they arrived at the Southwest border Alliance headquarters building near the Yuma International Airport. The two were members of the SBA task force and had agreed to meet at the building to discuss missing items from the SBA property room. Upon entering the building, they... 

July 5, 1995 | Read the story »
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Reserve Sgt. Mark Dryer

While standing near a motorist he had stopped for speeding 20 miles south of Phoenix on Interstate 10, Sgt. Dryer was struck and killed by a passing car driven by Charles Robert Ransier, 33, of Phoenix. Sgt. Dryer was the first DPS reserve officer to be killed in the line of duty. The motorist, who was under the influence of drugs at the time of the incident, was sentenced... 

July 3, 1993 | Read the story »
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Sgt. David J. Zesiger

m.p. 367.3Sgt. Zesiger was leading a family to a campsite near McNary when his fully-marked departmental Chevrolet Blazer was struck head-on by a pickup truck driven by Calvin Dayea, who was found to be driving under the influence. In April 1993, Dayea was sentenced to four years in a federal prison but was released Dec. 21, 1994. Ten days later, Dec. 31, 1994, he was... 

July 3, 1992 | Read the story »
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Sgt. Manuel H. Tapia

Sgt. Tapia was shot at about 7 p.m. Jan. 7, 1991, in Nogales by a drug suspect. He died at about 1 a.m. Jan. 8, 1991, at Tucson Medical Center. The suspect, Noel Gonzales-Bernal of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, was fatally shot by a Nogales police officer. The incident occurred in Nogales, about a mile north of the border, after Tapia and the Nogales police officer stopped... 

January 8, 1991 | Read the story »
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David G. Gabrielli

Officer Gabrielli was killed while investigating a previous fatal crash on U.S. 89, just south of Valencia Road in Tucson. Officer Gabrielli, who was standing in the median with Sgt. John M. Blaser, was struck from behind by a car driven by a drunken driver, James B. Sheets. Officer Gabrielli died at the scene.  Read More →

August 31, 1990 | Read the story »
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Sgt. John M. Blaser

Sgt. Blaser died after being transported to a Tucson-area hospital. He was the first DPS line supervisor to die in the line of duty. The driver, James B. Sheets, was found guilty July 18, 1991, of manslaughter and reckless endangerment by a Pima County Superior Court jury. In September 1991, a judge ordered Sheets to serve 9-year sentences on each of the two manslaughter... 

August 31, 1990 | Read the story »
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Johnny E. Garcia

Officer Garcia died while responding to a report of a drunken driver whose car was stuck in a right-of-way fence near the Picacho interchange on Interstate 10. While passing a car on State Route 84 near Casa Grande, Officer Garcia’s patrol car struck loose gravel, rolled three times, hit a car and then a tree.  Read More →

October 14, 1989 | Read the story »
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Ed Rebel

Officer Rebel, 50, was shot to death while attempting to arrest a suspect driving a stolen car near Marana on Interstate 10. Officer Rebel, despite his mortal wound, was able to fire a volley of shots, killing his assailant, Bruce Beaty, 23, of Houston. Beaty was believed to be part of a stolen car ring.  Read More →

June 28, 1988 | Read the story »
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Bruce A. Petersen

State Route 61 m.p. 357. Officer Petersen was in pursuit of a speeding vehicle on State Route 61 near Concho when his patrol vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.  Read More →

October 20, 1987 | Read the story »
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Thomas McNeff

Pilot McNeff was flying a DPS helicopter in a rainstorm when it crashed in a cotton field near Marana. The DPS aircraft was en route to Catalina to pick up a pregnant woman and fly her to a Tucson hospital.  Read More →

October 2, 1983 | Read the story »
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Richard Stratman

Paramedic Stratman was on the same mission as Pilot McNeff in a departmental helicopter during a rainstorm when it crashed in a cotton field near Marana. The DPS aircraft was enroute to Catalina to pick up a pregnant woman and fly her to a Tucson medical facility.  Read More →

October 2, 1983 | Read the story »
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William H. Murie

Officer Murie was en route to Phoenix from Flagstaff on Nov. 16 when he stopped just north of Phoenix on Interstate 17 to assist at a crash scene. He was struck by a passing vehicle, crushing his legs and a wrist. Complications resulting from these injuries led to his death on Nov. 19, 1980.  Read More →

November 19, 1980 | Read the story »
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John C. Walker

Officer Walker was shot and killed while working an undercover cocaine case. He was sitting in his car at Tucson International Airport when he was shot. The assailant, Genaro Celaya, 28, of Ajo, was captured a short time later with Walker’s flash roll in his possession. Celaya is serving a life sentence in an Arizona prison.  Read More →

November 30, 1979 | Read the story »
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Noah M. (Mac) Merrill

During a traffic stop on Interstate 10, eight miles east of Benson, Officer Merrill was struck by a passing tractor-trailer.  Read More →

December 11, 1978 | Read the story »
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Gregory A. Diley

Officer Diley, 28, was returning to Kingman following a narcotics investigation when he was killed in a one-vehicle crash west of Kingman on Interstate 0. The death of Officer Diley, who was assigned to the Criminal Investigation Bureau at DPS, was the first outside the Highway Patrol Bureau.  Read More →

December 2, 1977 | Read the story »
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Alan H. Hansen

Officer Hansen was killed in Kingman when a railroad tanker loaded with butane exploded. In all, 13 people were killed and 112 were injured in the afternoon explosion. Click here to read Hansen’s 40 Year E.O.W. Anniversary Story with AHPA  Read More →

July 19, 1973 | Read the story »
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Don A. Beckstead

A few minutes after shooting Officer Keeton, Greenberg shot Officer Beckstead during another traffic stop. It is believed that Officer Beckstead was not aware of the shooting involving Keeton. Officer Beckstead died two days later in a Gallup, N.M., hospital. After shooting the two DPS officers, Greenberg kidnapped and killed another person during the chase before New... 

February 7, 1971 | Read the story »
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James L. Keeton

Officer Keeton was shot to death with his own weapon by Bertram Greenberg, a suspect in the rape and murder of a 13-year-old California girl. Keeton, who lost his pistol during a skirmish with Greenberg, was shot after stopping Greenberg for a traffic violation on Interstate 40, 12 miles west of the New Mexico state line.  Read More →

February 5, 1971 | Read the story »
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Gilbert A. (Gib) Duthie

Officer Duthie was the first Arizona Department of Public Safety officer to lose his life in the line of duty. The preceding three deaths occurred before the formation of DPS. Officer Duthie died the evening of Sept. 5 when his patrol car was swept away by Sycamore Creek flood waters near Sunflower on State Route 87. Officer Duthie and his patrol car were found the following... 

September 5, 1970 | Read the story »
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Paul E. Marston

Patrolman Marston was shot and killed by prison escapee Danny Lee Eckard during a gun battle on a farm in Chino Valley. Eckard, nicknamed the Desert Fox by the Arizona media for his ability to escape and survive in the desert, was then fatally shot by Patrolman Ron Mayes who was riding with Marston. End of Watch – June 9, 1969  Read More →

June 9, 1969 | Read the story »
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Louis O. Cochran

While stopped along U.S. 80 one mile east of Dateland, Patrolman Cochran’s patrol car was struck from behind and burst into flames, killing the officer. It was the first death in the 25-year history of the Arizona Highway Patrol. End of Watch – December 22, 1958  Read More →

December 22, 1958 | Read the story »