PAUL THOMAS RUTHERFORD



Officer Rank: Police Officer

Memorial Panel: 19-W: 32

Department: Phoenix, Arizona, P.D.

End of Watch: 03/21/2019

Cause: Struck by a vehicle

Age: 51

Length of Service: 23 Years


Police Officer Rutherford was struck and killed as he and another officer responded to an earlier vehicle crash. While at the crash site, Officer Rutherford answered an emergency radio call involving a subject with a gun. As Officer Rutherford crossed the street to investigate, he was struck by a vehicle. Officer Rutherford was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

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