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Police Officer Errol C. Hawkins | Phoenix Police Department, Arizona Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

Police Officer

Errol C. Hawkins

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 24, 1984

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 12 years

Badge # 2417

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Officer Hawkins was struck and killed by a pickup truck. He was on a nighttime undercover assignment attempting to cross a freeway frontage road when the accident occurred. Officer Hawkins helped establish a hostage/barricade negotiations unit and was a negotiator in hostage situations.

Officer Hawkins had been with the agency for 12 years and was survived by his wife and two children.

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Officer Hawkins family;
I met Rusty not too long before his passing. I purchased a wrecked Datsun 260Z and looked up the former owner to inquire about the history of the car. I came to your house and met Rusty (I was a DPS officer) where I learned he was with PPD. We spent over an hour that day talking as old friends like we knew each other forever. He gave me his card (which I still have and cherish) and told me to come by anytime. Two months later and he was gone but certainly not forgotton.
I promised him I would bring the car by after I finished restoring it, I'm sorry I never had the chance.

Michael G
DPS
September 11, 2015

 

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