Sergeant Michael Devon Rudd

Sergeant Michael Devon Rudd

La Paz County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Monday, October 11, 2021

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Michael Devon Rudd

Sergeant Michael Rudd was struck and killed by a commercial vehicle during the pursuit of a fraud suspect on I-10 at about 1:00 am.

The suspect was being pursued by members of the Quartzite Police Department and the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Sergeant Rudd had exited his vehicle on I-10, near mile marker 37, when he was struck by a commercial vehicle that was not involved in the pursuit.

The driver of the suspect was taken into custody a short time later after his vehicle was immobilized by spike strips.

Sergeant Rudd was a United States Air Force and Army National Guard veteran. He had served with the La Paz County Sheriff's Office for eight years. Sergeant Rudd is survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 554
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender In custody

vehicle pursuit, fraud

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Mike was a dear friend. Having been in law enforcement many years and having worked with him personally, few deaths in this world have hit me as hard as his. I look forward to being there when he is resurrected in the paradise earth, so close at hand, under God’s Kingdom which will be established on earth as it already is in heaven today with Jesus Christ as King.

Revelation 21: 4
1 Cor 15:26
Ps 37: 10,11, and 29


November 22, 2021

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