Special officer pin designed by fallen Phoenix detective - 19 Action News|Cleveland, OH|News, Weather, Sports

Special officer pin designed by fallen Phoenix detective

Posted: Updated:
Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia giving a eulogy at Detective John Hobbs' funeral service on Monday. Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia giving a eulogy at Detective John Hobbs' funeral service on Monday.
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

A lot of Phoenix police officers attending Monday's funeral were wearing one special police officer pin that was designed by Detective John Hobbs several years ago.

The pin represents all patrol officers in each precinct.

"This is something he had designed, something officers will wear on their uniform. Obviously we want to acknowledge John for his accomplishments in his career and we're acknowledging him here today," Phoenix Police Department spokesman Sgt. Steve Martos said.

The pins are something officers use and wear as a source of pride.

The number four represents the Fourth Precinct wear Hobbs worked.

Thousands gathered on Monday to pay their respects and honor to a man many say was one of the best cops they had even known and even a finer husband and father.

Hobbs was fatally shot on March 3 by a fugitive he and other detectives were attempting to arrest. Another officer was wounded and released from the hospital a few days later.

Copyright 2014 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Inside Action NewsMore>>

  • SIDEBAR: Officer-Involved shooting

    Monday, May 12 2014 8:43 PM EDT2014-05-13 00:43:34 GMT
    Valley law enforcement officers have been involved in five shootings in less than three days.More >>
    Valley law enforcement officers have been involved in five shootings in less than three days.More >>
Powered by WorldNow