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Patrolman Gary Alan Maas | Yuma Police Department, Arizona Yuma Police Department, Arizona

Patrolman

Gary Alan Maas

Yuma Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 9, 1986

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 74

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: One shot and killed, one arrested

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Patrolman Gary Maas was shot and killed while responding to a call regarding a suspicious bullet found on a bus at a local Greyhound depot. Fearing an armed suspect was on or near the bus, the driver called the police.

When Patrolman Maas arrived he was given the information and indeed found the armed suspects. As Patrolman Maas confronted the two men at the Greyhound depot, one of them opened fire, striking him and fatally injuring him. Patrolman Maas was able to return fire killing one suspect. The second suspect was arrested a week later and convicted of first-degree murder and is now serving two consecutive life terms.

Patrolman Maas had served with the Yuma Police Department for six years and had previously served with the United States Marine Corps. He is survived by his son, daughter, and expectant fiancee.

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May you rest in the arms of the LORD, Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

michael enriquez
former Yuma PD jailer and USMC
November 20, 2016

 

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