Maricopa County Deputy Sheriff David Wargo

Governor Brewer has ordered that flags at state office buildings be lowered to half-staff Tuesday, May 8, 2012 in honor of Maricopa County Deputy Sheriff David Wargo. Deputy Wargo passed away early last week as a result of severe head trauma he received in the line of duty in May 2003. Deputy Wargo was attempting to detain a fleeing suspect in a supermarket parking lot when he was dragged by the suspect’s vehicle, causing him irreparable head injury. Due to his extensive injuries, Deputy Wargo continued to receive close medical care until his passing on May 1, 2012. Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.

Flag(s) Lowered: 
Arizona & American Flag
Notice Type: 
Law Enforcement