Police Officer Errol C. Hawkins

Police Officer Errol C. Hawkins

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Tuesday, April 24, 1984

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Errol C. Hawkins

Officer Hawkins was struck and killed by a pickup truck. He was on a nighttime undercover assignment attempting to cross a freeway along Frontage Road when the accident occurred. During his time with the agency, Officer Hawkins helped establish a hostage/barricade negotiations unit and was a negotiator in hostage situations.

Officer Hawkins had been with the agency for 12 years and was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 2417

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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I remember being very little when my uncle Rusty would send me pictures of himself and some of his medals from Vietnam. The most memorable was him in his bunk with his machine gun. He sent a cross with Jesus on it. He also sent a plaque of a wolf with bat wings a fish tail and a machine gun making my sisters and i honorary SeaWolves. I was awestruck when i saw he was given the medal of valor. His faith and strength in the Lord is what impressed me most. He is still missed and will continue to be one of the most inspirational people of all my life.

John King

January 21, 2020

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