Officer Timothy Allen Huffman

Officer Timothy Allen Huffman

Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona

End of Watch Monday, May 6, 2013

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Timothy Allen Huffman

Officer Tim Huffman was killed when his patrol car was struck by a tractor-trailer on I-8 near Dateland, Arizona, at approximately 5:00 pm.

He and other officers were attempting to shutdown a lane of traffic while investigating an earlier accident. Officer Huffman was sitting in his patrol car writing a report as another officer attempted to shut down a lane of traffic to clear a lane for fire department vehicles. The tractor trailer failed to yield the officer who was waving traffic over and struck the back of Officer Huffman's patrol car at full speed, pushing it into two other patrol cars, a fire department vehicle and a civilian vehicle.

Officer Huffman succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The driver was convicted of first degree murder and on July 8th, 2015, was sentenced to six years in prison.

Officer Huffman was a member of the Arizona Army National Guard and had served with the Arizona Department of Public Safety for 14 years.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 5430
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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I worked with Tim on his first days working in Yuma. We were in the same squad and lived in the same apartment building. You always worked your hardest and rarely saw you in a bad mood. You gave your all up until the last. I worked your last day of work as well. I helped work your accident scene and it broke my heart. I speak of you often to the new Troopers I help to teach. I know you fought until the last breath like you promised me several months prior. You have my eternal respect. You are not forgotten. AZDPS honor guard rifle #6. Your name is forever in our heart.

Trooper Rick VanKeuren
Arizona Department of Public Safety

April 18, 2019

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