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Phoenix Police Department Detective John Hobbs Memorial Whiskey Bottle

Phoenix Police Department Detective John Hobbs Memorial Whiskey Bottle

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Detective John Thomas Hobbs
Phoenix Police Department, Arizona
End of Watch Monday, March 3, 2014

The First Responder Whiskey Society has released this handmade memorial whiskey bottle to honor fallen Phoenix Police Department Detective John Hobbs.  This project was created with permission from his family.  100% of the net proceeds will go back to support Detective Hobbs' family.

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NOTE: We are currently taking preorders until March 6, 2024.  After that, please allow 10-12 business days for processing and 3-5 business days for shipping as each bottle is custom made per order. 

*ADULT SIGNATURE REQUIRED* - An Adult Signature is required at the time of delivery. If you do not have someone there to sign for the bottle at delivery or coordinate with UPS to pick it up at one of their locations, it will be returned to the distillery, and you may have to pay additional shipping fees to have it sent back out!

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Detective John Hobbs was shot and killed as he and other members of the Fugitive Apprehension Team attempted to serve a felony warrant on a man who had recently been released from prison and was wanted in connection to a murder.

The subject fled in a vehicle and was pursued by the detectives until crashing at the intersection of 43rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road. The subject then fled on foot. He opened fire on the detectives as they pursued him, striking Detective Hobbs and a second detective. Despite being mortally wounded, Detective Hobbs was able to return fire and fatally shot the subject.

Both wounded detectives were transported to St. Joseph's Hospital in critical condition. Detective Hobbs succumbed to his wounds at the hospital.

Detective Hobbs had served with the Phoenix Police Department for 21 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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This commemorative bottle of whiskey has been created by Liberty Call Distilling in San Diego California. The company is marine owned and a friend to all first responders. The bottle boasts superior quality work compared to other engravings because it is sandblasted, not just etched.

The whiskey is first aged in new 53 gallon medium charred American oak barrels for 2 years then rested in-barrel with Chilean Amburana Oak staves.  They’ve created a uniquely sweet, yet spicy bourbon whiskey. With hints of gingerbread and fresh vanilla on the nose, there is a pronounced sweetness on the palate while showing touches of oak, spice cake, nutmeg, and light brown sugar. 

The bottles can be shipped across the United States except for the restricted states of Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Utah, and Virginia.

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 First Responder Whiskey Society

Join The First Responder Whiskey Society!


The First Responder Whiskey Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3)(EIN #87-3987483) charity with one mission: to support first responders and their families in times of need. The charity has a membership of 10,000+ police, fire, military, medical, and family members from primarily the United States and other parts of the world. The values that guide our organization are camaraderie, loyalty, mental and physical wellness, and responsible consumption. Our motto of "Service Through Spirits" is something we take seriously. We prioritize charity and our members above all else and always strive to do things ethically because it is the right thing to do.


If our values align with yours, we encourage you to join our family in our Facebook Group. Membership is free; the only requirement is a desire to help our first responders in need!

Would you like to start your own commemorative bottle project for your agency?  The First Responder Whiskey Society works with agencies from all over the country to fundraise through custom whiskey bottles for academy graduations, personalized bottles, retirements, and of course line of duty deaths. Get a project started together here: https://firstresponderwhiskeysociety.org/custom-bottles/


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