Deputy Sheriff Kiv Phillips

Deputy Sheriff Kiv Phillips

Cochise County Sheriff's Department, Arizona

End of Watch Friday, July 7, 1882

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Kiv Phillips

Deputy Sheriff Kiv Phillips was shot and killed after responding to a bar, in Tombstone, after receiving reports that a man was threatening patrons with a gun.

The bar owner had sent a messenger to notify the Sheriff, but the messenger encountered Deputy Phillips on his way and told him instead. Deputy Phillips rushed to the bar and was shot when he arrived at the scene. He was able to return fire and fatally wounded the suspect, who died two days later.

Deputy Phillips was survived by his sister and four brothers.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

weapons violation

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Deputy Sheriff Phillips,
On today, the 140th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cochise County.


United States Border Patrol

July 7, 2022

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