Mesa Police Memorial Recognizes Fallen Officers

May 5, 2008

On Monday, May 5, 2008, at 8:30 am, the Mesa Police Department will host a time of remembrance in recognition of law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The event will take place in front of the police memorial at Mesa Police Department headquarters located at 130 N. Robson.

In 2007, five Arizona law enforcement officers died in the line of duty and 187 were killed nationwide. As National Police Week approaches, it is important to take time to recognize the legacies that each of these officers have left behind. Being a police officer is more than just a job, it's a calling. One that is dedicated to a life of service to members of the community.

The Mesa Police Department recognizes Town Marshal Hyrum Smith Peterson and Officer Steven Paul Pollard for their courage, strength and commitment to the citizens of Mesa. Officer Steve Pollard was killed in the line of duty on November 27, 1994, when he was struck by a vehicle during a traffic stop.

Marshal Hyrum Smith Peterson was killed in the line of duty on November 12, 1913. He was shot by a theft suspect that he had witnessed trying to steal a bicycle. Peterson gave chase and caught the suspect at the edge of town where he was shot and killed.

Citizens and members of the media are invited to attend the memorial. The Mesa Police memorial is located just outside of the headquarters building.  

photo of Hyrum Peterson and Steven Pollard


Mesa Police Department
Media Relations Office

PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211

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