The Phoenix Police Department is in mourning this afternoon after Officer Paul Rutherford was struck by a car while he as investigating a seperate collision.
According to KTAR News, the driver of the car is in custody.
Police say Officer Rutherford died from his injuries at the hospital.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey tweeted out his sympathies for the horrible accident.
My deepest sympathies go out to the family and loved ones of Phoenix Police Officer Paul Rutherford. Our prayers are with the @phoenixpolice family and the entire law enforcement community as we mourn this loss. https://t.co/xmFGllLZuK
— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) March 21, 2019
officer Rutherford has been with the department for 22 years and leaves behind a wife and two kids.
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