Ariz. LEO struck by vehicle after pursuit dies
Sgt. Michael Rudd had been with the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office since 2013
Duty Death: Michael Rudd - [La Paz County, Arizona]
End of Service: 10/11/2021
By Suzie Ziegler
LA PAZ COUNTY, Ariz. — Police in Arizona are mourning the loss of Sgt. Michael Rudd, who was killed in the line of duty early Monday. According to 12 News, Rudd had exited his cruiser after a pursuit and was struck by another vehicle.
The pursuit suspect was detained and the other driver stayed at the scene, according to the report.
"[Rudd] wore his heart on his sleeve and he was dedicated to this profession," Sheriff William Ponce told ABC 15.
Rudd had worked with the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office since 2013.
We're deeply saddened to learn of the line of duty death of Sgt. Michael Rudd of the La Paz County Sheriff's Office early this morning. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his loved ones & colleagues; his service & sacrifice will never be forgotten. pic.twitter.com/CxHjyEUVxi— Dept. of Public Safety (@Arizona_DPS) October 12, 2021