Officer Jeffrey H. Ross

Officer Jeffrey H. Ross

Tucson Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Thursday, February 18, 1982

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Jeffrey H. Ross

Officer Jeffrey Ross was shot and killed while leading a team of narcotics officers on a 'buy/bust' narcotics raid for cocaine at a local bar at 4950 N. Casa Grande Highway.

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, parents, brother, and sister.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 17561

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; 9 mm
  • Offender Shot and killed

narcotics, undercover

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I remember your passion for law enforcement and how hard you worked to become a deputy. I remember the awful day when I learned of your passing, like it was yesterday. I remember all the good times we shared. All these years later, you are still very much missed. I never got the chance to say thank you for the difference you made in so many lives, so I’ll say it now; thank you and may you always rest in peace my friend.


March 7, 2023

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