Special Olympics Arizona is an organization that DPS loves to work with all year round. In April, DPS hosts the Special Olympcs BBQ, which is always a community hit! The Law Enforcement Torch Run is another event put on by Special Olympics Arizona that DPS personnel always look forward to!
The Rotary Club in Nogales honors a law enforcement officer from law enforcement agencies in the Nogales area every year. This year, on June 9, Trooper David Diaz, badge number 10070, received the award.
Thomas Yoxall, also well known as The Good Samaritan, had his life changed when he stepped up to save a trooper being attacked by a gunman, early one January morning. Yoxall was travelling on Interstate 10 towards California when he came across an attacker on top of Trooper Ed Andersson.
On 06-26-17 between 6:00 am and 12:00 pm, Ms. Maria Calderon left her home on foot in the area of 23rd Avenue and Indian School Road. She was last seen in the area of 19th Avenue and Culver at 4:23 pm. She is a Hispanic 49 years old diagnosed with early onset of dementia.
Mr. Woodard left his home in the area of Kelso and Estrella on Tuesday 6/20 around 4pm. He suffers from dementia, pancreatic cancer, high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s and requires medication. He does not have a bus pass or any money with him.
On June 20, 2017, the State Personnel Board voted to adopt its Hearing Officer’s Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Recommendation dismissing Simon Wade’s Complaint for Prohibited Personnel Action against the Arizona Department of Public Safety.