Officer Shane Figueroa (Photo Courtesy Phoenix Police Department)
FEATURED IN VEHICLE OPS
Officer Shane Figueroa of the Phoenix Police Department was killed in an automobile collision while responding to a call Oct. 25, 2008. Figueroa was northbound on 19th Avenue near Roeser Road, while responding to a shots-fired call when a truck turned in front of his patrol car. The impact spun the patrol car and sent it into a block wall. The officer was transported to St. Joseph s Hospital and Medical Center, where he died from his injuries. The truck driver had four outstanding warrants and was arrested on manslaughter and aggravated assault charges. A passenger in the truck was seriously injured.
Figueroa had served the Phoenix Police Department for more than two years. He is survived by his wife and a 3-month-old child. This information was provided by the Officer Down Memorial Page Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring America s fallen law enforcement officers. For more information on this incident, other line-of-duty death reports and law enforcement memorials, visit www.odmp.org.