Police Officer David Christopher Uribe

Police Officer David Christopher Uribe

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Tuesday, May 10, 2005

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David Christopher Uribe

Officer David Uribe was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop near the 3400 block of West Cactus Road at approximately 11:10 a.m.

Officer Uribe called in a license plate check and approached the vehicle. As he walked to the driver's door one of two men opened fire, striking him in the head and neck.

The suspects fled the scene and abandoned the car in a residential area a few blocks away. A witness to the shooting immediately called 911 and started CPR on Officer Uribe. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Two suspects were arrested two days later and charged with Officer Uribe's murder. In 2009, Officer Uribe's killer was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death. His accomplice was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 11 years in prison.

Officer Uribe had served with the agency for 22 years. He is survived by his wife, five children, two step-children, five grandchildren, parents, stepfather, and siblings. One of his sons also serves as an officer with the Phoenix Police Department.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge 4276

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to death

traffic stop

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It's been 16 years. 16 years of laughs, tears, good times, bad times, life lessons, hurting and healing. But most important of all, it's been 16 years of loving you from a distance, missing you, trying to make you proud, honoring you in everything we do, and remembering you every day. You'd be so proud of our family and all of the great things we've accomplished, and I know you're looking down on us all from heaven, cheering us on and pushing us to be the best we can be. Thank you for all you did during your time on Earth, and for being our constant reminder that there is always something to strive to. I love you forever and always.
- Your little girl

Catherine Uribe

May 10, 2021

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