Paul Rutherford died at the age of 51, getting hit by a 2015 Ford Expedition Thursday March-2019      He was in the Phoenix Police Department for 23 years.

A group of family and fellow police officers gathered Friday morning as Pastor Ellis Ogles led a prayer service outside the Phoenix Police Department’s Maryvale Precinct.

Funeral Services for Paul Rutherford will be held one week after a vehicle struck him during a routine traffic stop.

Paul Rutherford’s friends, family and coworkers will gather at Christ’s Church of the Valley in Peoria on March 28 at 10 a.m. for a funeral. The public is welcome to pay their respects  between 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. March 27 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church at 13720 W. Thomas Road in Avondale.

The 100 Club is a charity whose job is to provide financial assistance to families of first responders who are seriously injured or killed. As it can take time for insurance policies to issue payment to families, they provide resources to help families continue to pay their bills during this time. The 100 Club has helped many families of fallen officers and donations are appreciated.