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Salt River Policeman killed by texting motorist

Sedona AZ (January 9, 2019) – The Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) is investigating a fatal collision involving a Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community police officer, that occurred on January 8, 2019, at 6:04 p.m. The Salt River Police Department officer was struck by a distracted motorist while he was standing by the driver’s side door of the passenger car he had stopped. At... 

Sedona rock climber requires nighttime helicopter rescue

Sedona AZ (December 13, 2018) — On November 10, 2018, at 5:30 p.m., an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) helicopter was requested by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) to assist with a nighttime technical rescue of a 52-year-old climber on Thunder Mountain, Sedona, Arizona. The Sedona man was reported to have been rock climbing without ropes and harness when he reached a point... 

Two arrested in $16.1 million California recycling fraud case

Sedona AZ (December 12, 2018) – The Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS), along with the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, arrested three suspects accused of using an Arizona trucking company as a front to defraud California’s Beverage Container Recycling Program out of $16.1 million. This program allows Californians... 

Wrong way driver who hit patrol car head on charged with attempted homicide

Sedona AZ (November 30, 2018) – An Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) sergeant acted quickly and heroically by creating a traffic break moments before a wrong way driver collided head on with his patrol vehicle on Arizona Interstate 40 (I-40), likely saving the lives of other motorists. The incident occurred on November 17, 2018, along I-40 near Flagstaff. Shortly after 3:30 in the afternoon,... 

Woman Found and Rescued Six Days After Crash

Vehicle lands in tree and woman survives crash after being stranded for six days. Sedona AZ (October 31, 2018) – Near Wickenburg, Arizona on October 12, 2018, a 53-year-old woman lost control of her vehicle along US 60 near milepost 117. The vehicle traveled through the right-of-way fence and dropped 50 feet, landing in a mesquite tree where it remained suspended above the ground. There were... 

State Trooper Intentionally Collides with I-10 Wrong-Way Driver

ADOT thermal imaging wrong way indicators are an attempt to prevent head on collisions when drivers enter roadways and proceed into oncoming traffic. Sedona AZ (October 19, 2018) – On October 14, 2018, at 7:33 p.m., Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) troopers received reports of a wrong-way vehicle traveling east within the westbound traffic lanes of Interstate 10, near Avra Valley,... 

State Trooper Rescues Girl During Traffic Stop

AZ State Trooper Otto rescues a missing California child runaway during routine traffic stop in Kingman area. Sedona AZ (January 20, 2017) – Due to relatively new training called Interdiction for the Protection of Children (IPC), a state trooper received valuable training that assisted him in identifying and rescuing a 16-year-old girl. On January 11, 2017, at 7:20 a.m., an Arizona Department... 
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