THANK YOU to our military personnel the world over for your service. This goes out to all military, fire, ems and law enforcement.
Dave Wargo, a medically retired Sheriff’s Deputy has passed away as the result of injuries he received during a law enforcement incident in 2003. Wargo was a seven year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office when the incident occurred. He has spent the last nine years paralyzed and under extensive medical care.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio said today, “This is a sad day for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office family. We lost a brave deputy who put his life on the line in the interest of public safety. He will not be forgotten.”
Deputy Wargo’s injuries occurred when he attempted to contact a suspect getting into his vehicle in a Safeway parking lot on May 23, 2003. Wargo was dragged by the vehicle causing him extensive head injuries. Deputy Wargo will be given full honors and his death will be treated as an in the line of duty death.
He is survived by his spouse Lisa and his three sons Noah (12 years old), Nickolas (11 years old) and Zachary (9 years old). Lisa retired from the Sheriff’s Office in 2003 to care for her husband. David’s mother in law, Eve Nunez was a Lieutenant with the office until retirement in 2011. David’s nephew, George Nunez works for the office as a Detention Officer.
Services for Deputy Wargo are expected to be held Tuesday May 8, 2012 at 10:00am at Vineyard Church 6250 W. Peoria Avenue.
Family is asking in lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted at Arizona Federal Credit Union in the David Wargo memorial fund account number 832472.
We invite the public to join us recognize fallen officers by paying tribute during the funeral procession by holding an American or Arizona flag and saluting. We are officers, deputies, military and civilians that borrowed the concept of the Highway of Heroes in Toronto, Canada, as a way of honoring the fallen Arizona law enforcement men and women that have lost their lives in the line of duty and to remember their survivors.
This website as a way for people to learn, understand and join us on the funeral routes with an American or Arizona flag.
As he and another deputy arrived at the scene they encountered a male subject inside of a van at a medical building near the intersection of Anthem Way and Gavilan Peak Parkway. As they attempted to make contact with the man he opened fire on them with a rifle, striking Deputy Coleman below his vest. The suspect was killed by return gunfire from other deputies.
Deputy Coleman was transported to John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
Deputy Coleman had served with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and several children.
New Website! We are in the process of converting over the old flash website to our new wordpress site. This will allow for easier updates and interaction. We will be adding a lot more to the site soon and look forward to feedback from everyone. Instead of having a newsletter separate from the site, we will now be incorporating different features so we have one central source that connects with social networks and updates people via email.
We are also going to start taking donations to assist us with purchasing flags. We heard from a lot of people that wanted to participate but unable to attend the funerals. Unfortunately, we have had too many officer related line of death funerals and have give out over 15,000 flags since we started this project 2 years ago. 100% of the donations goes to purchasing flags for the funeral processions of fallen officers.
We hope you like the new changes and look forward to your input.