Nogales Police Department Officer Memorial

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SGTĀ Bermudez began his career in Law Enforcement with the Santa Cruz County Sheriffs Office as a

Communications Officer. He later attended the Arizona Law Enforcement Training Center (ALETA) and

after completing a rigorous 11 week training period, returned to the Santa Cruz County Patrol Division as a Deputy Sheriff.

In 1990, Deputy Bermudez joined the Nogales Police Department and began his career as a Nogales Police Officer.

He was assigned to the Patrol Division as a Police Officer, a Canine Officer assigned to the Patrol Division, a Detective assigned to the

Criminal Investigations Division, a Narcotics Agent assigned to the Santa Cruz County Metro Task Force, and a Nogales Police

Explorer Supervisor. In 2001, he was promoted to the position of Sergeant. As a Sergeant, he continued his success in Law

Enforcement. He was assigned to the Charlie Squad as a Patrol Supervisor, he was in charge of the Canine Division, and the

Supervisor for the Nogales Police Advisor Program.

In 2003, Sergeant Bermudez tragically lost his life in a motorcycle traffic accident. Sergeant

Bermudez will always be remembered as an officer that devoted his life to his family and

Law Enforcement.

SGT Alex Bermudez
Patrol Division Supervisor
1961-2003
We will never forget a friend.



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Officer Ayon began his career in Law Enforcement with the Santa Cruz County Sheriffs Office. After attending

the Arizona Law Enforcement Training Center (ALETA) and completing a rigorous 11 week training period,

the returned to the Santa Cruz County Patrol Division as a Deputy Sheriff.

In 1989, Officer Ayon began his career as a Nogales Police Officer. He was assigned to the Patrol Division

as a Patrol Officer and a Canine Officer. Officer Ayon was the first officer assigned

to Canine Magnum a Narcotics Canine for the Nogales Police Department.

In 1994, Officer Ayon tragically lost his life. Officer Ayon will always be remembered as an individual

who devoted his life to his family and Law Enforcement.

Patrolman Julio Ayon
Canine Officer
1966-1994
We will never forget a friend.



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Special Officer Hank Frost was shot and killed by a gambler who was seeking revenge against him for an incident that had

occurred the previous month.On November 11th, 1888, Officer Frost had arrested a gambler for disturbing the peace.

As he escorted the man to jail, the man pulled out a knife and attempted to attack him. Officer Frost fatally shot the man.

On December 30th, 1888, Officer Frost was sitting in a saloon when a man entered and shot Officer Frost with a revolver without warning.

The man fled over the border into Mexico. It is not known if he was ever apprehended.

Officer Frost was a U.S. Army veteran.

Patrolman Hank Frost
Patrol Division
1888
We will never forget a friend.