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
Citizens and members of the media are invited to attend the