Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams Remembers Officer Paul Rutherford As A 'True Hero'

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 9:13am
Updated: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 3:17pm

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Officer Paul Rutherford
Phoenix Police Department
Phoenix Officer Paul Rutherford was killed March 21, 2019.

Phoenix police is mourning the loss of one of their officers.

Officer Paul Rutherford was investigating a traffic accident on Thursday when he was hit by a motorist while crossing Indian School Road. He died later in a hospital.

Gov. Doug Ducey ordered that flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff on Friday to honor Officer Rutherford.

Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams joined The Show for a few minutes. 

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