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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Diverted traffic,

I respectfully add my condolences as Officer Peru’s transition reaches its 10 year anniversary. I was in the traffic line behind the accident that tragic day. The word was passed down of the severity of the accident and traffic was diverted onto the back roads.

The long line of cars went by Coolidge Dam and I took a picture it. Whenever I see that picture, I always remember how that photo was taken and why, and sadness always accompanies my memory. I was traveling the same road the same direction, and it could have been me hit by that trailer.

Out of curiosity, I googled the date and an article came up about the accident and this condolence page. I was so moved with what I read from family and friends that I respectfully would like to add my name to people who remember this outstanding human being.

Scott Goggin

Scott Goggin
Diverted Traffic.

November 4, 2020

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