Res. Dep. Jim Epp
Died in the line of duty 3/1/1978

A posseman with more than twenty years as a Maricopa County Sheriff's Office volunteer, Reserve Deputy Jim Epp drowned while attempting to rescue two women trapped in their car when a Cave Creek Wash flooded. Epp was carried away while trying to attach a chain to their car, and his body was found about a mile downstream several hours later. The two women were brought to shore safely after the flood receded.