47th Annual Peace Officers Memorial Service

The 2020 Arizona Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony scheduled for May 4th has been cancelled due to the coronavirus. The Office of the Attorney General will continue to work with the Board and our law enforcement partners to identify a future date where a ceremony that properly and respectfully honors fallen officers can be conducted in a safe environment.


On Monday, May 4, 2020 the Arizona Peace Officers Memorial Board will pay tribute to the officers who, in the past year, made the ultimate sacrifice. Please join us in honoring these fallen heroes and all of Arizona’s officers who have lost their lives while protecting Arizona.

For more information, please contact Courtney Bennett at Courtney.Bennett@azag.gov or 602-364-0591.


Dinner Registration

Flower and Candle Orders

*The company selling flowers for the service is not affiliated or endorsed by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. 


Officers honored at the 2020 ceremony:

Officer Clayton Townsend
Salt River Police Department
End of Watch: Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Officer Paul Rutherford
Phoenix Police Department
End of Watch: Thursday, March 21, 2019

Agent Robert Hotten
U.S. Border Patrol
End of Watch: Sunday, October 6, 2019

Officer Gene Lee
Maricopa County Sheriffs Office
End of Watch: Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Agent Luis Pena
U.S. Border Patrol
End of Watch: Monday, December 23, 2019