Sergeant Patrick Joseph Riley

Sergeant Patrick Joseph Riley

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Friday, March 11, 1994

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Patrick Joseph Riley

Sergeant Patrick Riley was struck and killed while directing traffic in a construction zone at N 64th Street and E University Drive.

He was standing in the middle of the intersection with four-way flashing red lights. After waving through a double tractor-trailer to turn left around him, he turned his attention to a car approaching the intersection. His shirt became caught on the fender of the tractor-trailer, dragging him under the dual tires.

Sergeant Riley had served with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office for 12 years. He is survived by his wife, mother, and siblings.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 679

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

directing traffic

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I want to thank you for the impact you had on my life. I met you during the investigation of the 1991 Wat Promkunaram murders. Several times I let you into the temple, but didn't get to know you well. I remember you as a very polite, soft spoken man. At your burial as I stood over your grave, something happened that since has made me Law Enforcements biggest supporter! I dedicate my FB site and everything I do in honor to You Pat!
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