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Wilbur Leon Tootsie

Oct 14, 1944 - Apr 18, 2022

Wilbur Leon Tootsie

October 14, 1944 - April 18, 2022


On April 18, 2022, Retired Officer Wilbur Tootsie passed away after an extended illness. He was 77.

Wil proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from 1963-1969, before joining the Phoenix Police Department on July 21, 1969. Wil retired as an officer on January 25, 2000, after 31 years of dedicated service.

During his career as an officer with the Phoenix Police Department, Wil worked Patrol, Motors and Airport Security. He also worked Undercover in the Deuce, where he was known for the "Tootsie Roll".

After retiring, Wil enjoyed riding his motorcycle, travelling, and spending time with his family.

Wil is survived by his beloved wife, Zona, his daughters; Donna, Kim and Renee, and his sons; Darryl and Austin. He is also survived by his mother, Myrtle, his brother, Albert, and his four sisters; Ann, Winifred, Dolly, and Nita.

Memorial Services are as follows:
Tuesday, April 26", 2022 at 0830 hours (Doors open at
Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary
6500 East Bell Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Graveside service to follow at 1030 hours.
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
23029 North Cave Creek Road
Phoenix, AZ 85024

Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

For those unable to attend, the service will be livestreamed at the following link:


Tue, Apr 26, 2022 at 8:30 am
Hansen Desert Hills Chapel

6500 E Bell Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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Tue, Apr 26, 2022 at 10:30 am - 11:00 am
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona

23029 N Cave Creek Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85024

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