David Ekstrand, Lieutenant, EOW: 12/14/2006
Lieutenant David Ekstrand was on his way to work on November 29, 2006 at the Arizona State Prison Complex in Winslow during a cold snowy day in Northern Arizona. He came upon a multi-car accident on Interstate 40, stopped his vehicle and began assisting other motorists. A semi-truck lost control and hit the Lieutenant. The Lieutenant was taken in critical condition to a Phoenix hospital where he died 16 days later on December 14, 2006.
Verified by the ADC Officer Memorial webpage and is also included in the Arizona Law Enforcement Memorial in Wesley Bolin plaza as he was performing duties normally associated with police agencies. The 100 Club of Arizona has recognized Lieutenant Ekstrand’s death as having occurred in the Line of Duty.