Dep. Gerald Barnes
Died in the line of duty 10/5/1957

Deputy Gerald Barnes drowned while pinned in the wreckage of the Sheriff's four passenger Tri-Pacer after it crashed into the Arizona Canal seven miles northeast of Scottsdale. Barnes and Deputy Frank Grove were serving as scanners while Sgt. Paul Mullenix piloted the plane in a search for a stolen truck and a car used in a holdup. When the low flying plane stalled, its landing gear hit a power line and toppled the plane into a four-foot deep canal. Witnesses irrigating a nearby field helped rescue the pilot and the Deputy in the front seat, but Deputy Barnes was trapped in a rear seat, and they were unable to reach him in time.