Detention Officer Justin Folsome EOW 11/24/2020
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

MCSO Detention Officer Justin Folsome was involved in a traffic accident on State Route 85 near Buckeye, as his vehicle was struck from behind by a semi-truck. Officer Folsome was stopped at a red light, and the truck driver did not see the red light or the vehicles stopped at the intersection. The semi-truck was estimated to be traveling at 55 MPH when it impacted the rear of Officer Folsome’s vehicle and officer Folsome died as a result of his injuries. Officer Folsome was an 8-year veteran of MCSO, and served in the agency’s intake, transfer, and release facility.