Governor Ducey Orders Flags At Half-Staff For Arizona Peace Officers Memorial Day

Governor Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset, Monday, May 2, in honor of Arizona Peace Officers Memorial Day.

“Arizona’s peace officers fight to protect our communities every day –  some have done so and given the ultimate sacrifice,” said Governor Ducey. “Arizona is forever grateful for those who gave their lives in the line of duty. There’s a reason it’s called a badge of honor. Brave men and women wake up every day, put on a uniform and go above and beyond to keep us safe. We will always remember and pay tribute to our peace officers who time and time again show courage, bravery and integrity. In their honor, we’re dedicated to keeping Arizona a place where we honor and value all of law enforcement.”

On Monday, May 2nd, Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Governor Doug Ducey will honor Arizona peace officers who lost their lives while in the line of duty in 2021.  Members of local, statewide, and federal law enforcement, along with the family members and colleagues of fallen Arizona officers will recognize those who served their community and paid the ultimate sacrifice.  Attorney General Brnovich serves as the Chairman of the Arizona Peace Officers Memorial Board, which oversees the maintenance of the Memorial and organizes the annual service.

This is the 48th Annual Peace Officers Memorial service will honor 26 fallen officers from local, county, and federal agencies this year:

Officer L. Tyler Britt – Chandler Police Department (EOW: 1/11/2021)
Officer Joseph H. Montgomery – Arizona State University Police Department (EOW: 1/14/2021)
Officer Byron Don Shields – U.S. Customs & Border Protection (EOW: 1/20/2021)
Special Agent Jimmie John Daniels – US Department of Justice – Federal Bureau of Investigation (EOW 2/1/2021)
Probation Officer John A. Gilbert – Maricopa County Juvenile Probation Department (EOW: 2/21/2021)
Officer Christopher Farrar – Chandler Police Department (EOW: 04/30/2021)
Officer Jeremy Allan Brinton – Nogales Police Department (EOW: 5/21/2021)
Officer Ginarro A. New – Phoenix Police Department (EOW: 5/31/2021)
Officer Ruben “George” Facio – U.S. Customs & Border Protection (EOW: 7/17/2021)
Supervisory Agent Danny Paul Cox – U.S. Border Patrol (EOW: 7/31/2021)
Officer Mathew A. Hefter – Phoenix Police Department (EOW: 8/7/2021)
Detention Officer Alicia Dawn Carter – Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (EOW: 8/9/2021)
Agent Chad E. McBroom – U.S. Border Patrol (EOW: 8/29/2021)
Sergeant Thomas Crawford Craig – Phoenix Police Department (EOW: 9/3/2021)
Detention Officer Kendall L. Thomas – Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (EOW: 9/10/2021)
Officer Phillip James Vavrinec, Jr. – Phoenix Police Department (EOW: 9/22/2021)
Agent Luis “Louie” Dominguez – U.S. Border Patrol (EOW: 9/23/2021)
Agent Alfredo M. Ibarra – U.S. Border Patrol (EOW: 9/27/2021)
Group Supervisor Michael G. Garbo – US Department of Justice – Drug Enforcement Administration (EOW: 10/4/2021)
Detention Officer Anthony “Nico” Nicoletti – Mohave County Sheriff’s Office (EOW: 10/11/2021)
Deputy Sheriff Sgt. Michael D. Rudd – La Paz County Sheriff’s Office (EOW: 10/11/2021)
Deputy Sheriff Juan Miguel “Johnny” Ruiz – Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (EOW: 10/11/2021)
Supervisory Agent Anibal Antonio Perez – U.S. Border Patrol (EOW: 11/5/2021)
Lieutenant Chad Owen Brackman – Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (EOW: 11/10/2021)
Supervisor Agent Martin Barrios – U.S. Border Patrol (EOW: 11/29/2021)
Officer Jeremy Wilkins – Chandler Police Department (EOW: 12/17/2021)


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