This memorial page is dedicated to Yuma Police officers who paid the ultimate price while serving and protecting our City.

Sadly, across the country, many law enforcement officers will lose their lives this year while performing their duties. The Steve Young Memorial Scholarship Program, created by a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, is administered by the National Fraternal Order of Police Foundation to assist the spouses of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

Lieutenant Danny P. Elkins

Yuma Police Department End of Watch: July 4, 1995 Lieutenant Elkins and Sergeant Michael Crowe of the Arizona Department of Public Safety were shot and killed after they, and a third officer, went to their headquarters to check on paperwork … Continue reading

Patrolman Gary Alan Maas

Yuma Police Department End of Watch: April 9, 1986 Patrolman Gary Maas was shot and killed while responding to a call regarding a suspicious bullet found on a bus at a local Greyhound depot. Fearing an armed suspect was on … Continue reading