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Officer / Paramedic Bruce Wesley Harrolle | Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona

Officer / Paramedic

Bruce Wesley Harrolle

Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona

End of Watch: Monday, October 13, 2008

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 9 years

Badge # 5669

Cause: Aircraft accident

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Officer/Paramedic Bruce Harrolle was killed while performing a rescue of two stranded hikers.

At about 2:40 p.m. the Department of Public Safety Air Rescue Ranger Helicopter based in Flagstaff responded to a request from the Sedona Fire Department and the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office to assist with a search and rescue mission of two stranded and dehydrated hikers on Bear Mountain in the Bell Rock area. At about 3:18 p.m., Officer/Paramedic Harolle had loaded one hiker and was escorting the second patient into the chopper when he was struck by the helicopter's rotor blades and fatally injured. Both hikers were flown to safety.

Officer/Paramedic Harrolle was a nine year veteran of the Arizona Department of Public Safety. He is survived by his wife, two young children, and parents.

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It's the seven year anniversary of a fallen hero. Trooper Harrolle paid the ultimate sacrifice saving two stranded citizens in Northern Arizona. His legacy and memory lives on as his family continues to fight for the survivor benefits of fallen officers in Arizona. He would be proud of his wife Angela. We miss you brother!! I will serve you every day.

Lieutenant Colonel Danny Lugo
Arizona State Troopers/Highway Patrol
October 13, 2015

 

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