Police Officer Aaron Daniel Peru

Police Officer Aaron Daniel Peru

San Carlos Apache Tribal Police Department, Tribal Police

End of Watch Sunday, February 13, 2011

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Aaron Daniel Peru

Police Officer Aaron Peru was killed in an automobile accident on U.S. 70, just west of Safford, Arizona.

He had been directed by the shift sergeant to report to the police station prior to traveling to the police academy in Tucson. A trailer being pulled by an oncoming vehicle broke free and collided with his car head-on, causing fatal injuries.

Officer Peru had served with the San Carlos Apache Tribal Police Department and had been sworn in only 30 days earlier. Prior to his time with the agency, he worked as a detention officer for the Graham County Sheriff’s Department from 2004 until 2008.

He is survived by his four children and parents.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 4 years, 1 month
  • Badge T-129

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location Arizona

automobile accident

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Officer Peru,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of your tribe. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 13, 2021

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