Phoenix – Phoenix Police Commander Greg Carnicle was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence call on Sunday shortly after 7:00 p.m. Two other officers are in stable condition at a local hospital.
Commander Carnicle was a 31-year veteran of the force.
“Tonight, we lost a true hero,” Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams said. “I knew him for 30 years. He and I worked together in Maryvale precinct and used to enjoy way too much Church’s Chicken on duty. To be able to stand here today and say that one of my good friends is lost is troubling.”
Commander Carnicle leaves behind a wife and four adult children.
Critical Incident: With heavy hearts we announce the passing of a Phx PD Commander. Greg Carnicle was shot at the scene of a domestic violence call. Two other officers also shot at 40th Drive and Pinnacle Peak. The two officers are expected to recover. RIP Cmdr Carnicle. pic.twitter.com/7h4Nih5Y2g
— Phoenix Police Department (@PhoenixPolice) March 30, 2020
The three officers were shot when they responded to a residence in the area 40th Drive and Pinnacle Peak.
Preliminary reports indicate the officers were “ambushed.”
Comdr. Carnicle made the ultimate sacrifice for this community. Tonight, we must pray for his family and the other officers injured in this incident. Thank you @PhoenixPolice for always answering the call for help. 💙💙💙 https://t.co/cvbWCGAjQ7
— Allister Adel (@AllisterAdel) March 30, 2020
— Debbie Lesko (@DebbieLesko) March 30, 2020
Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered all flags at state buildings to be lowered to half-staff on Monday to honor Commander Carnicle.
— The 9th Floor (@9thFloorAZ) March 30, 2020