6:33 PM 08/27/2022
Arizona Constables Association felt the tragic loss of one of our own. On August 25th
2022 in the morning, Pima County Precinct 8 Constable Deborah Martinez was killed serving an eviction in Tucson. The suspect also killed a neighbor, an apartment employee, and finally himself. Constable Martinez was appointed by the Pima County Board of Supervisors earlier this year. She is the first line of duty death for Arizona constables in several decades, but the second shooting incident against an Arizona Constable in less than two months. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey ordered flags fly at half-staff in all state buildings Friday in honor of Constable Martinez. For more information, please visit Arizona Constable's Facebook Page
Whether it was serving in the U.S. Army or carrying out her duties as a constable, she dedicated her life to helping others and her community. After the September 11th terrorist attacks Constable Martinez enlisted and served 16 years in the military and did multiple tours in Afghanistan. After leaving the military, she volunteered at local non-profits dedicated to veterans and their families. In 2017 and 2018, she led the Tucson chapter of the PGA H.O.P.E Program bringing veterans with disabilities and golf professionals together.
I would like to close with her words. "When I deal with the people that have to evict, I understand that's my responsibility, but they're still people," she said in March, according to the Arizona Daily Star. "Just giving some basic dignity and respect can go so far in helping these people rebuild their lives."
Our sincerest condolences to her family, friends, the Pima County Constable's Office, and the other families involved in this tragic event.
Arizona Constables Association
Welcome to the Arizona Constables Association web site. This site has been developed to assist you with learning more about this elected position.
Did you know that the job of a Constable varies depending on the county he or she works in?
Constables have been a part of Arizona since the days of the Wild West. On our About page
, the constable's rich history will take you on a journey from territorial days to present times.
Although the Ethics, Standards and Training Board is a separate entity from the Association, several association members serve on the Ethics, Standards and Training Board, which oversees the conduct of Arizona's Constables. For more information about the board, browse over to our Ethics, Standards and Training Board page
Under the Members Section
you will find a listing of the current members of the Association and their biographical information.
We hope you enjoy this site and if you have any further need to contact a board member, please see the Board Members page
Congratulations to Paige Schenek, Sloane Tipton and Tori Fanning for being the three recipients for $1000 academic scholarships. Every year, the ACA awards three scholarships to eligible students, in amounts of $1000 each.