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Officer Jeffrey H. Ross | Tucson Police Department, Arizona Tucson Police Department, Arizona

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Jeffrey H. Ross

Tucson Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch: Thursday, February 18, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; 9 mm

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Ross was shot and killed while leading a team of narcotics officers on a 'buy/bust' narcotics raid for cocaine at a local bar. While entering a rear office, the suspect, who was also the bar manager, shot him in the chest. He was transported to University Hospital and pronounced dead 17 minutes after his arrival. Officer Ross and other officers on the scene returned fire, killing the suspect.

Officer Ross had served with the Tucson Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife, also a Tucson police officer.

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Jeff,

Even though I lived on the same block, went to the same schools and even bumped into you one night at a club when you tried to ignore me & explained "you were working", I had no idea of the sacrifice you were willing to make for me & the rest of Tucson. Thank you for you service.

Anonymous
August 7, 2014

 

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