LPC Sheriff

On Wednesday, October 13th the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office will be escorting Sergeant Michael Rudd back to La Paz County from the Riverside County Coroner’s Office in Indio California. We are scheduled to depart from Indio at approximately 2 p.m. The procession will travel Interstate 10 to exit 17 (Quartzsite Blvd.). Then proceed north to Main Street in Quartzsite, the procession will continue to Hwy 95 and travel north to Parker. Once in Parker, the procession will continue to Arizona Ave. then onto Ocotillo Ave. arriving at Parker Funeral Home.

For those wishing to show their respects, these are the estimated arrival times:

Quartzsite Blvd to Main Street in Quartzsite- 3:40 P.M to 4 P.M

Arizona Ave to Ocotillo Ave in Parker- 4:20 P.M to 4:40 P.M

We will update the location of the procession on the La Paz Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page.


(4) comments

Michael Roth

Did he die in commiefornia? Tell us the truth, Parker pioneer!

Michael Roth



Your questions mean nothing, NOTHING!!!!!! The only reason you're on here is because you've been banned on FB. MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS!!!!

John G

Since you asked, Mike, he died at Palo Verde Hospital in Blythe. That would've been the closest emergency room.

Here's what I said about it in the story I wrote. It's on the Pioneer's website:

Ponce said a bulletin was broadcast to law enforcement officers in the county about a vehicle involved in a fraudulent scheme. The Quartzsite Police Department spotted the vehicle at Milepost 112 on State Route 95. A pursuit followed, with Rudd and Arizona Department of Public Safety Troopers joining the pursuit.

The pursuit turned onto I-10, and the vehicle was finally stopped at Milepost 37 after DPS Troopers deployed spike strips.

Ponce said Rudd was standing between two other vehicles involved in the pursuit. He stepped out from between them and was struck by a passing commercial semi-truck. He was transported to Palo Verde Hospital in Blythe, Calif., where he succumbed to his injuries.

Ponce said this was the first time a La Paz County Deputy was killed in the line of duty.

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