Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 33 years
Badge # 2416
Cause: Heart attack
Officer Jackie Ryden suffered a fatal heart attack while assisting at the scene of a natural gas tank explosion and fire at a local trailer park.
He was one of the first officers to arrive at the scene and assisted with evacuating several citizens from their homes.
After the initial evacuation, he returned to his patrol car and began to direct traffic around the trailer park. He then collapsed in his patrol car a short time later.
Officer Ryden had served with the Prescott Police Department for 33 years. He is survived by his wife, two children, and three grandchildren.