This memorial page is dedicated to Police officers who paid the ultimate price…. and thier families.

Sadly, across the country, many law enforcement officers will lose their lives this year while performing their duties. The Steve Young Memorial Scholarship Program, created by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, is administered by the National Fraternal Order of Police Foundation to assist the spouses of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

Deputy Sheriff George Edward McMurren

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office EOW: Sunday, June 24, 1973 Cause: Gunfire Deputy George McMurren was shot and killed while attempting to locate a  suspected poacher who was known to the deputy. Deputy McMurren was standing on  the top of a … Continue reading

Chief of Police Kenneth D. Lindley

Prescott Police Department, Arizona End of Watch: Friday, September 10, 1971 Chief Lindley was killed in an automobile accident during a narcotics  investigation. Chief Lindley and two Arizona Department of Public Safety  Officers were en route to the Cottonwood Airport … Continue reading

Undersheriff Edward Frank Bowers, Jr.

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, Arizona End of Watch: Friday, July  1, 1921 Bowers was shot and killed by a man who had been drinking and  firing his rifle in his house. Undersheriff Bowers and Maricopa County  Deputy Crowe went to … Continue reading

Deputy Sheriff James Lowry

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, Arizona End of Watch: Tuesday,  July 16, 1918 Deputy Lowry was shot and killed when he attempted to break up a fight.  Deputy  Lowry was a deputized guard at the United Verde Extension Mine below Jerome.  … Continue reading

Deputy Sheriff Charles “Joe” Hawkins

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, Arizona End of Watch: Wednesday,  January 1, 1902 Deputy Hawkins was shot and killed by a man who he had arrested earlier and the  man who had assisted him in his escape. Deputy Hawkins had arrested … Continue reading

Deputy Sheriff John M. Murphy

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, Arizona End of Watch: Sunday,  December 20, 1885 Deputy Murphy was shot and killed in Walnut Creek by man he was questioning  about the theft of a gold watch. The man had previously murdered a  prospector … Continue reading

Deputy Sheriff John Snodgrass

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, Arizona End of Watch: Friday, May  26, 1882 Deputy John Snodgrass was shot and killed by a man he had arrested near  Perkinsville. Deputy Snodgrass had arrested a bar keeper and had taken  the man to … Continue reading