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Police Officer David Christopher Uribe | Phoenix Police Department, Arizona Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

Police Officer

David Christopher Uribe

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 22 years

Badge # 4276

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Officer David Uribe was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop on West Cactus Road at approximately 1110 hours.

Officer Uribe called in a license plate check and approached the vehicle. As he walked to the driver's door one of two men opened fire, striking him in the head and neck.

The suspects fled the scene and abandoned the car in a residential area a few blocks away. A witness to the shooting immediately called 911 and started CPR on Officer Uribe. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Two suspects were arrested two days later and charged with Officer Uribe's murder. In 2009 Officer Uribe's killer was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. His accomplice was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 11 years in prison.

Officer Uribe had served with the agency for 22 years. He is survived by his wife, five children, two step-children, five grandchildren, parents, stepfather, and siblings. One of his sons also serves as an officer with the Phoenix Police Department.

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Rest in peace Officer Uribe, Just wanted to take the time to thank you for your compassion shown to me by you all those years ago. Thank you for standing up for me when no one else would, it really means a lot to me. While I was being mistreated and degraded by another man, you had the courage to stand up for me and put an end to it and because of that you have a place in my heart. Thank you again Officer D. Uribe.

Citizen Eddie
September 19, 2015


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