Police Officer Paul Thomas Rutherford

Police Officer Paul Thomas Rutherford

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Thursday, March 21, 2019

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Paul Thomas Rutherford

Police Officer Paul Rutherford was struck and killed by a vehicle near the intersection of 75th Avenue and Indian School Road at 8:30 am.

He was at the scene of an earlier accident when a call involving an armed subject was dispatched at a location across the street. He was attempting to cross the street to respond to the call when he was struck by a vehicle. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

Officer Rutherford was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Phoenix Police Department for 23 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge 6403
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

accident scene, weapons violation


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Rest in Peace Ofc. Rutherford. Thank you for your service & sacrifice. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and the entire PPD.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

April 12, 2019

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