Mesa Police Memorial Recognizes Fallen Officers
May 8, 2009
On Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 8:30 a.m., the Mesa Police
Department will host a time of remembrance in recognition of law
enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.
The event will take place in front of the police memorial at the
Mesa Police Department headquarters, 130 North Robson.
In 2008, four law enforcement officers died in the line of duty
and 133 were killed nationwide. It is important for us to take
the time to recognize the legacies that each of these officers
have left behind. Being a police officer is more than just a
job, it is a calling -- one that is dedicated to a life of
service to members of the community.
he 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 Steven 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 service. The Mesa Police memorial is located at the
southeast corner of the headquarters building.