Thomas W. Tieman Obituary, Death – This evening, March 24, 2023, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office received the tragic news that Sergeant Thomas W. Tieman had passed away. The news has left the agency in a state of deep sorrow. In the early evening of March 24, Sergeant Tieman experienced a heart attack at his residence, which was swiftly attended to by deputies of the York County Sheriff’s Office as well as emergency medical services personnel. After being treated to stabilize his condition, he was sent to the Yavapai Regional Medical Center, where he passed away a short time later.
During the course of more than 25 years of public service in Arizona, Sergeant Tieman was a devoted and trustworthy employee. In 1994, Sergeant Tieman joined the Arizona Department of Corrections, where he worked for the first several years of his career in law enforcement. After that, he worked for the police department in Eager for three years, and then he worked for the police department in Springerville for six years.
Sergeant Tieman has been with the York County Sheriff’s Office for the past 15 years. During his tenure with the organization, he worked as a Patrol Deputy, as well as in the Training Unit, Forest Patrol Search and Rescue, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), and as the Sergeant of the Northern Arizona Regional Training Academy (NARTA). Christy, Sergeant Tieman’s wife, his four adult children, as well as his mother and father, Mary and Tom, are the people Sergeant Tieman leaves behind.
According to Sheriff David Rhodes, “Tommy Tieman was not only a dedicated member of our agency, but he was also an exceptional role model for his fellow law enforcement professionals.” “He was a man of honor, faithfulness, and bravery who led. Those of those who were fortunate enough to have known him will always remember him for the unselfish service he provided to our community, and they will feel a profound loss because of his passing.