Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 6 years
Badge # 74
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: One shot and killed, one arrested
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.