Mesa Police Department Memorial Recognizes Fallen Officers

April 30, 2010

On Monday, May 3, 2010 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 N. Robson.

In 2009, one Arizona enforcement officer died in the line of duty and 126 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 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 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.



Mesa Police Department
Media Relations Office

PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211

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