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This website has been created for the purpose of Transparency within our agency and the community we serve.  Transparency can be thought of as being honest and open.  The purpose of this site is to provide you with our policies, procedures, media releases and allow access to video ​footage of specific critical incidents taken by our department.  ​​

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FLAGSTAFF, AZ (February 9, 2018) MEDIA RELEASE UPDATE:

The Flagstaff Police Department would like to announce that information related to the officer involved shooting that took place on Friday February 9, 2018, is now available on www.fpdtransparency.com.


Body camera footage, the original 911 call as well as the available patrol reports have been posted for your review. Redactions have been made to the video and audio recordings as well as the police reports in accordance with Arizona Public Records law based upon the confidentiality and privacy of the individuals involved in the incident.

Witness statements obtained by officers on Friday February 9, 2018, are contained in the reports located on the website. As of today there are no known witnesses, other than the police officers, who observed the subject and the position of the hand gun at the time shots were fired.


At the time of the shooting, the involved officers unfortunately did not have any other information other than what was provided to them over the police radio and documented in the event chronology that has also been posted on the transparency website for review.


This incident continues to be investigated by the Northern Arizona Shoot Team with investigators from the Northern Arizona University Police Department leading the investigation along with other team members. As more information becomes available it will be posted on the website for review.  

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FLAGSTAFF, AZ (February 9, 2018) MEDIA RELEASE UPDATE:

The Flagstaff Police Department shot and killed a white male after the suspect pointed a firearm at a victim and officers at the 700 block of West Coconino Ave.


On February 9, 2018 at 8:52 PM a victim contacted the police department and informed them she had been confronted by a white male with a firearm at the 700 block of West Coconino Ave. Officers immediately responded and located a suspect matching the description the victim had provided. Police officers repeatedly demanded the man drop the firearm and not to wave it around or point it at anyone. After several minutes of the officers giving commands and the suspect failing to comply, Officers Daniel Beckwith and Travis Rowden discharged their weapons and the suspect fell. After rendering medical-aid the suspect was pronounced deceased on scene. The suspect was later identified as Mr. John Hamilton, 78 years of age of Flagstaff, AZ.


No officers or other bystanders were injured in this incident.  This incident was captured on audio and video recordings which may be released after evaluation of the recordings and redaction of any information which would violate any individual’s privacy rights or details that could damage the investigation or prosecution of the case.

Officers Beckwith and Rowden have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of this investigation which is standard protocol in these kinds of investigations.  This incident is actively being investigated by the Northern Arizona Officer Involved Shoot Team, more information will be provided as it becomes available.

Flagstaff Police Department- MEDIA RELEASE

FLAGSTAFF, AZ (February 9, 2018): The Flagstaff Police Department shot and killed a white male after the suspect pointed a firearm at a victim and officers at the 700 block of West Coconino Ave.

On February 9, 2018 at 8:52 PM a victim contacted the police department and informed them she had been confronted by a white male with a firearm at the 700 block of West Coconino Ave. Officers immediately responded and located a suspect matching the description the victim had provided. Police officers repeatedly demanded the man drop the firearm and not to wave it around or point it at anyone. After several minutes of the officers giving commands and the suspect failing to comply the officers discharged their weapons and the suspect fell. After rendering medical-aid the suspect was pronounced deceased on scene.

No officers or other bystanders were injured in this incident.

This incident is actively being investigated by the Northern Arizona Officer Involved Shoot Team, more information will be provided as it becomes available.