Officer Johnny E. Garcia

Officer Johnny E. Garcia

Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona

End of Watch Saturday, October 14, 1989

Johnny E. Garcia

Officer Johnny Garcia was killed in an automobile crash while responding to a call involving a drunk driver whose car was stuck in a fence on I-10.

His patrol car struck a patch of loose gravel and overturned near the intersection of State Route 84 and Pert Road, near Casa Grande.

Officer Garcia had served with the Arizona Department of Public Safety for 3-1/2 years. He was named Highway Patrol District 6 Officer of the Year in 1988. He was survived by his parents and three sisters.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 3 years, 6 months
  • Badge 3572

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

single vehicle crash

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I was a young police officer working in Coolidge, Arizona when I met Johnny. What I remember most is the love he had for the job that he was doing. I did not know him long, but I think of him often. Now that I am approaching retirement, I hope others will remember him.

Lieutenant Juan Alvarez
The University of Arizona Police Department

February 14, 2017

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