Mesa Police Department Memorial Recognizes Fallen Officers

May 1, 2011

On Monday, May 2, 2011 at 8:00 am, 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 Mesa Police Department headquarters, 130 North Robson.

In 2010, 152 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty nationwide. In 2011, law enforcement has seen an alarming increase in line of duty deaths. As recently as this weekend, we have felt that loss here in Arizona. 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'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 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 after giving chase to suspects he had witnessed stealing a bicycle.

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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