Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office
Deputy Juan “Johnny” Ruiz EOW 10/11/2021

MCSO Deputy Juan “Johnny” Ruiz died due to injuries sustained after being attacked by a suspect in custody as deputy Ruiz was placing the suspect into a jail cell. The suspect brutally attacked deputy Ruiz and fled the scene, leaving Deputy Ruiz unconscious. Deputy Ruiz was put on life support but was not able to recover from his injuries. Deputy Ruiz was highly respected by his coworkers, friends, and family.