Detective Ryan So

Detective Ryan So

Scottsdale Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Thursday, June 13, 2024

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Ryan So

Detective Ryan So was accidentally shot and killed after serving a search warrant and conducting an arrest on 78th Street near N Greenway Hayden Loop in Scottsdale.

At 7:30 p.m., while unloading equipment from a vehicle, a rifle fell out of the bag, hit the ground, and discharged, striking Detective So. Despite fellow officers rendering aid, he succumbed to his wounds at the hospital.

Detective So was a United States Navy veteran and had served with the Scottsdale Police Department for nine years. He is survived by his wife and three daughters.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 1473
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

accidental discharge, arrest, warrant


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