Phoenix Police Officer Paul Rutherford memorial services planned for this week

Posted at 5:48 AM, Mar 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-25 08:49:14-04

Memorial services have been set for Phoenix Police Officer Paul Rutherford who was struck and killed while investigating a crash earlier this week.

A visitation is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. The public is invited to attend the visitation at St. Thomas Aquinas, located at 13720 W. Thomas Rd. from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Mass will be held after the public visitation, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Officer Rutherford’s funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Christ’s Church of the Valley, located at 7007 W. Happy Valley Rd. in Peoria.

A procession will follow the funeral services to Phoenix Memorial Park and Cemetery, at 200 W. Beardsley Rd. in Phoenix.

Officials have not yet finalized the procession route.

Officer Rutherford is survived by his wife of 30 years, two adult sons and their wives, a grandson, his father and mother, two brothers and a sister.

An all-day fundraiser through Phoenix Law Enforcement Association Charities is being held on Monday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Breakfast and BBQ will be served at the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, located at 1102 W. Adams St. in Phoenix.

Donations that help the Rutherford family can also be made online.