At our board meeting on February 15th, 2017, we took a few minutes to make a presentation to Mr. Thomas Yoxall for his actions in saving the life of Trooper Ed Andersson just one month prior.
On the morning of January 12, 2017, while traveling west on Interstate 10 west of Phoenix, Mr. Thomas Yoxall came across a situation that no citizen welcomes. Mr. Yoxall noticed a DPS Trooper in dire need of assistance. That trooper, Ed Andersson, was being viciously assaulted. Trooper Andersson had been shot, losing the use of his shooting hand/strong arm. After the shooting, the suspect continued to assault Trooper Andersson. As Trooper Andersson attempted to fight off the suspect, Mr. Yoxall noticed the situation and immediately intervened. Identifying that Trooper Andersson was in grave danger, Mr. Yoxall decided to put a stop to the assault and render aid to Trooper Andersson. Mr. Yoxall took the appropriate action and as a result, saved the life of Trooper Andersson.
In appreciation for his actions as a citizen that protected the life of a law enforcement officer, I, as a representative of the Arizona State Troopers Association presented Mr. Yoxall with a small token of our appreciation. Additionally, he will hereby be honored as a Lifetime Associate Member of the Arizona State Troopers Association.The Board of Directors and membership offer our sincere thanks to him for his actions that day.
Arizona State Troopers Association
AZTroopers provides support in many ways to the families of all our officers. At our tournament, we honor each and every fallen officer through the dedication of a corporate hole sponsor in their memory. AZTroopers works throughout the state supporting and promoting safety programs and charitable events such as the Law Enforcement Memorial Program, MADD, Concerns of Police Survivors, Special Olympics and Seat Belt Safety programs. The AZTroopers Memorial Golf Classic also awards annual college scholarships in honor of our fallen officers. We provide support to many public safety programs throughout Arizona and take pride in our representation at memorial services in honor of law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
The tournament is a four-person scramble event. There will be three flights and handicaps will only be used to determine which flight your team will play in. Players without an established handicap will estimate what they normally score, so be honest. This is for fun. Prizes are awarded to the top three teams in each flight.
Additional luncheon tickets may be purchased for $35 per person. Reservations are required for additional luncheon guests. We will not be able to hold any reservations without payment.
Click Here to go to the event page to learn more and register.
Join members of the DPS Family on January 7, 2017 during a special event in Nogales that is being held to remember and honor fallen DPS Sgt. Manny Tapia. The event will include a burrito breakfast, a highway cleanup, a small memorial service and also lunch. Participants can choose which activity they want to attend, or […]
As we all know by now, Phoenix PD lost one of their own this past Thursday. Officer David Glasser succumb to his injuries after being shot by a waiting suspect during a burglary call. Many of our troopers knew Dave professionally and personally. Dealing with a tragedy is not something anyone should do alone. There are ample resources available as members of AZ Troopers and employees of DPS. You are encouraged to take advantage of those resources.
Services for Officer Glasser are as follows:
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Location: Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary
7924 N. 59th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85301
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016
Time: 1000 hours
Location: Christ’s Church of the Valley
7007 W. Happy Valley Road
Peoria, AZ 85383
Procession to follow
Phoenix Memorial Park and Cemetery
200 W. Beardsley Road
Phoenix, AZ 85027