Albert Whipple and the Good Old Days

Albert Whipple and the Good Old Days

By Commander Manny Davila Have you ever wondered what police work was like in the “old days”? Today’s most veteran officers can talk about their “old days” and policing in the early to mid 1970’s. Recently I had the opportunity to catch a glimpse of what Phoenix and...
Thanksgiving Day Riot, Phoenix, 1944

Thanksgiving Day Riot, Phoenix, 1944

By R. McCann #119 Retired (this story was written on April 29, 1984 and is unedited from its original writing) The riot started at the Alhambra Bar located on the northwest corner of 13th street and Washington. Phoenix was a bustling, growing town with a population of...
Chief James Duane

Chief James Duane

By Lieutenant Robert Settembre James T. Duane was born on December 20, 1885, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. His father died attempting a rescue during a town flood. Soon after, his mother moved to New York City, where James went through high school. Finally settling in...
Everyday is a Good Day

Everyday is a Good Day

By Lieutenant Robert Settembre September 3rd, 2002 was a very special day for Officer Tommy Janssen, serial #2998. Officer Janssen and his family went to the Herberger Theater in downtown Phoenix to attend the Phoenix Police Department’s quarterly award ceremony. It...

MUSEUM UPDATE

The Museum will be closed for the health and safety of our visitors and staff.  While we are all managing in these tough times, we are remaining hopeful and know that we will all get through this by working together.  The museum misses our visitors and members and looks forward to seeing you as soon as it is possible.  Thank you for your continuing support.   

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We will remember and honor his sacrifice...

It’s with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a Phoenix Police Department Commander.

Commander Greg Carnicle was shot in the line of duty on Sunday March 29 on the scene of a domestic violence call.  Two other officers were also shot during the incident at 40th Drive and Pinnacle Peak. The two officers are expected to recover.

Commander Carnicle was a 31-year veteran of the force, and was just months away from retiring.  During his distinguished career, he held positions throughout the department including the special assignments unit, K9 and he most recently oversaw all evening and weekend patrol operations.

Rest In Peace Commander Carnicle.

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