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A Department of Public Safety officer was in critical condition late Tuesday night after a vehicle t-boned his car earlier in the day.
A Department of Public Safety officer shot and shattered a truck windshield in the parking lot of a Mesa Jack-in-the-Box restaurant Saturday night during a scuffle with the vehicle’s owner.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety honored 28 of its officers who died in the line of duty during a ceremony in front of its Fallen Officer Memorial on Monday.
A jury convicted a former state Department of Public Safety officer of aggravated assault Thursday in connection with a May 4, 2007, drunken driving crash that left a motorcyclist an amputee.
A state trooper and a Superior couple were injured Tuesday in a crash on US 60 in east Mesa.
TO OUR READERS: The dialogue and setting in this story were acquired through detailed interviews with officers involved. The reporter wasn’t at the scene.
Arizona Department of Public Safety officers arrested one of their own patrolmen Thursday night in the act of giving what they believe to be cocaine to a female acquaintance, a spokesman said.
Funeral services will be held Monday morning for a DPS officer from Mesa who was killed during a mountain rescue last week.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona Department of Public Safety motorcycle officer is recovering after being struck by a teen driver.
Authorities say that 19-year-old driver is now under investigation for suspected driving under the influence.
The officer was headed north on Miller Road in Scottsdale on Saturday when a southbound vehicle failed to yield and turned into an intersection. The vehicle hit the officer and threw him from his bike. The vehicle then hit another car.
The officer, who was alert after the crash, was rushed to a Scottsdale hospital.
PHOENIX -- The Arizona Department of Public Safety has identified the officer shot and wounded during a traffic stop last week following the arrest of two men in connection with the incident.
Officer James Casey, who has been with DPS for six years, was the officer shot in the face in the early hours of Oct. 8 during a traffic stop on the southbound I-17 frontage road near McDowell Road.
Casey was shot as he approached a suspect’s vehicle for a second time while conducting an investigation. He underwent surgery at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital and after spending more than a week in the hospital, doctors released Casey to continue his recovery at home, stated Robert Halliday, director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
Authorities Wednesday night announced the capture of 39-year-old Ramon Bueno and 26-year-old Danny Vargas in Casey's shooting. Bueno, the alleged triggerman, and Vargas were taken into custody Wednesday evening near 43rd and Northern avenues.
A 24-year-old woman, Valeria S. Jaime, was arrested on suspicion of hindering prosecution last week and released with restrictions.
Authorities say there was an $11,000 reward to find Bueno.
Martinez, Vargas and Bueno all have criminal histories with police.
Multiple agencies, including DPS, Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms (ATF) and U.S. Marshals office, have assisted in the investigation.
Casey is doing "very well" and is expected to fully recover, said Holmes.
‘We are very grateful for all of the hard work by the Phoenix Police Department in pursuing and then apprehending the suspects involved in the shooting of Officer Casey. This officer has a long road to recovery, and all of us in the DPS family stand ready to assist James and his wife in this difficult time,” stated Halliday
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say two women have been detained for questioning in the shooting of an Arizona Department of Public Safety officer.
Phoenix police didn't immediately release the women's names Thursday night.
They say two men and a woman still are being sought in the shooting early Tuesday near an Interstate 17 frontage road.
A six-year DPS veteran was shot in the face during a traffic stop, but was able to radio for help.
Police say responding officers got into a shootout with the suspects in a west Phoenix parking lot. There were no reported injuries.
The suspects fled in a vehicle, which was found abandoned hours later.
Police say the DPS officer remains hospitalized in stable condition and they won't release his identity until all five suspects have been arrested.
A DPS officer was injured Monday morning after being involved in a crash on eastbound US 60.
An Arizona Department of Public Safety officer suffered minor injuries in a crash southeast of Phoenix.
The Department of Public Safety says one of its officers was assaulted and his patrol car stolen Tuesday afternoon north of Casa Grande near the Sacaton rest stop along westbound Interstate 10.
Numerous friends and family members of fallen Arizona Department of Public Safety officer Robert Martin, who was shot and killed during a traffic stop nearly 15 years ago, continued a yearly tradition of cleaning up a section of state Route 87 close to a memorial honoring him.
Friends and family members take part in the annual cleanup event.
Authorities say a woman has been formally charged after a high-speed freeway chase in Phoenix resulted in the death of an Arizona Department of Public Safety officer.
MARANA — The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a suspect in a stolen pickup truck opened fire on an officer on Interstate 10 north of Tucson late Saturday afternoon, but the officer wasn't hurt.
A dozen Chandler police officers will be among those climbing the state's highest point, Humphrey's Peak, on Saturday to honor a Department of Public Safety officer who was killed while rescuing two hikers last year.