Trooper James Casey Retires

Trooper James Casey of the Arizona Department of Public Safety and much loved Live PD officer has announced his retirement today.

It comes as Casey reveals that he was involved in yet another unprovoked Officer involved shooting mid April of this year.

Casey says he was assisting Phoenix Police Department pursue a car-jacking suspect. The chase ended in a TC and the suspect ran at Casey with his gun drawn. Thankfully Phoenix Police officers arrived before the situation escalated, but it was a wake-up call for Casey.

 Being shot once was enough, but 2 guns pointed in my face (I looked down barrel of his gun), has made me reach the decision to medically retire.

Yesterday was James Casey’s last day.

You can view the tweet on James Casey’s twitter page here.

From all of us at /r/livepd and, we thank you for your service. Hopefully we see you on Live PD (as a guest!) in future.



  1. While I am thrilled Officer Casey is ok, I’m sad to see my favorite officer go. Any time he is onscreen, I smile. He has been a huge inspiration to me, with all he has overcome. Hopefully A&E will take this opportunity to snag one of the most popular Live PD officers to host or co-host a show for them. Besides, I have to see this awesome guy in some capacity! lol God Bless you Mr. Casey, & I wish you a very happy retirement!

  2. I was just checking to see how he was doing and found this story about him retiring. God be with him and his family and I hope he enjoys his retirement. He is missed.

  3. Just saw officer Casey on live PD aired 12/7/18. I saw some of his stops were in my neighborhood. I was hoping to see him in the area , and say how proud I am that he recovered from his injurys and got back on his horse. That take some serious guts. Thanks for your service, and i hope you are enjoying your well deserved retirement.

  4. I didn’t realized this happened and wondered why I hadn’t seen him on live PD. So I googled my question and got this. Thank you for your service Trooper James Casey. I am so glad you are still alive and well. Praying for full recovery from your traumatic experiences.

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