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Randall Cottle Stringfellow

04/10/1958 - 11/25/2022
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery

Randall Cottle Stringfellow, 64, passed away on November 25, 2022 in Chandler, Arizona. Randy was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and grew to age 10 in Bountiful, Utah. At that time his family moved to Scottsdale, Arizona. Randy graduated from Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. He Served an LDS Mission to Toronto, Canada from 1977 to 1979. Upon returning from his mission Randy attended Brigham Young University and Mesa Community College. Randy was a member of the Scottsdale Police Department and Retired. Randy was preceded in death by his mother and father, Elden and Marilyn Stringfellow. His surviving siblings are Dennis Stringfellow (Kathleen), Sherida Cluff (Dale) and Loreen Shumway.

Randy was a loved brother and will be missed by his family members and friends. We have faith that he is in good hands.

There will be a private graveside service at the Mesa City Cemetery for the family. Please feel free to send your thoughts and remembrances to the Bunker website www.bunkerfuneral.com. The Stringfellow family sincerely thanks everyone.

Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


  • A lot of great family reunion memories, Randy will be missed.

  • So sorry for the family loss. May Randy find peace and rest.

  • I worked for Randy at SPD in the early 2000s. He was such a fun guy to be around and work for. I got to see him sing with his singing group a couple of times too. It was great!

  • Garth & Cindy Woodbury

    It’s with heavy hearts that we learned of Randy’s passing. Randy has been a friend for many years and will be greatly missed. He had a strong passion for good music and loved his experiences performing in concerts with the Phoenicians and other barbershop quartets. I’m certain that Randy can feel the warm embrace of his family members who he has left for the present time, and that he now enjoys the embrace of loving parents. If we could convey any message to Randy at this time, it would simply be that he is missed, and that we will one day see him again. From a hymn I know Randy loved: There is no end to glory; There is no end to love; There is no end to being; There is no death above (If You Could Hie to Kolob)

  • God Bless has family

  • Randy was on my first squad as a rookie officer. I will always remember his enthusiasm and spark in his eye. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

  • Thomas E Van Meter

    I worked with Randy way back then he was a good street cop and a great SGT. My thoughts and prayers, he is in a better place!!

  • Sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. He was a good and dedicated officer. May those who love and miss him find comfort in memories and the promise of God’s eternal love.

  • Worked with Randy for years, Thoughts and Prayers go out to his family, Rest in Peace Randy, God Bless.

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. Randy was one of the kindest people I knew when I was a volunteer for SPD. I have a lovely photo of his entire squad that he had everyone autograph and he presented it to me, That says everything you need to know about his kindness. His enthusiasm was contagious and his talent immeasurable.No one will forget his smile. I am happy for him as he is in a wonderful place but sad for those left here to miss him… until you meet again.

  • I worked with Randy for several years and I remember going to his house where he had a soda fountain set up and the Knudsen Bros gave us a private performance. I love good harmony and I remember Randy pulling up beside me in our squad cars on graveyards and although I cant sing well he would cajole me into singing harmonies with him. He was a great guy.

  • My regards to Randy’s family. I sincerely hope all who remembered Randy will
    always talk about how Randy lived & not how he passed. He’ll be missed & there are endless great stories of Randy. Rest in eternal peace brother.

  • My sincere condolences to Randy’s surviving family members. Randy has pasted way to soon, but he is in the Lord’s house at peace. May the Lord continue blessing the family he has left behind. EJ.

  • Mike Heidingsfield

    I remember Randy with great fondness–He and I spent special time together exploring the future of policing–I was also blessed to have heard him and his singing group perform, and it was grand– Safe journey, my friend–Mike

  • Rest in Peace Randy, God Bless.

  • Whenever I saw Randy behind the Sergeant’s desk at SPD I would request that he sing ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’. He had a beautiful voice. I’ll never forget him.

  • I have always cherished my long lasting relationship with the Stringfellow family and remember being so pleased when Randy was hired by SPD. He was a wonderful officer & sergeant. I grieve along with his family and my thoughts and prayers go out to them. It is comforting to know that he is now in a better place and no longer suffering the tribulations of this world.

  • One who knew “STRING” as many called him, will truly miss him! I always enjoyed his presence while he could make you laugh; I also respected him for his professional appearance and knowledge he brought to the Scottsdale Police Department. We would often meet up at either house, as we lived less than a mile from one and other and talked about the “Worries Of The World”. I feel Honored to say Randy was a FRIEND of mine. Randy – God Bless You and Your Family – You Were AWESOME!!!

  • We will surely miss Randy. We knew him for forty years. He was our 11th brother. Lots of great memories. He made his mark in the world and touched the lives of the Knudsen brothers forever, with great friendship and loyal support.
    We love you Randy..

  • Randy, you are missed. I know that you are up above singing with the Heavenly Chior and I am sure that gleam is still in your eyes. Miss you man.

  • I have fond memories of knowing Randy before and during his career with Scottsdale. He had an infectious enthusiasm. My condolences to all who loved and knew him.

  • Randy was one of my best friends when we were in early elementary school at Stoker School in Bountiful Lot’s of happy memories of “Playing Army” in the fields and orchads. Randy was very interested in cars then and just got a guitar and was learning to play when his family moved. We missed him when he moved away. I’m sorry I did not get a chance to reconnect with him.

  • I worked with String at SPD and went to several of his concerts with my family and friends. We always had fun both at work and at the concerts. I will always remember Strings humor and the way he was always ready to help anyone needing help! Thanks for your friendship String! My thoughts and prayers are with his family!

  • I worked with String at SPD and went to several of his concerts with my family and friends. We always had fun both at work and at the concerts. I will always remember Strings humor and the way he was always ready to help anyone needing help! Thanks for your friendship String! My thoughts and prayers are with his family!

  • Sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. My condolences to his family and may he rest in peace. 😢 🙏🏼 💙

  • My condolences to Randy’s remaining family. I enjoyed working with Randy for a number of years at SPD, he was a great officer, sergeant and above all a nice, kind person. We enjoyed talking about our love for cruises and traveling. Randy you were loved and will be missed.

  • I worked with Randy for many years and will always remember he and his sense of humor fondly. He was a great guy and my sincere condolences go out to his family and close friends.

  • Hang in there!

  • 27 years ago, in 1995 I was a rookie Dispatcher and Sergeant Stringfellow introduced himself to me during one of his visits to the radio room. I was a new employee, and he was friendly & kind to make me feel welcome. He always went out of his way to have a chat whenever we met in passing at work. He treated the Scottsdale Police Department as his second family. Randy included us in his passion for barbershop singing by extending invitations to his concerts or telling stories about his travels to sing with the choir.
    I was fascinated by the fact he mentioned he had a working “soda fountain” in his home. He shared his passion for cars, memories of Utah, and his professional policing practices along with stories of chasing bad guys from years past as a patrol officer working to keep his hometown of Scottsdale safe. Sincere, heartfelt condolences to his immediate and extended family and friends on the loss of a very kind, thoughtful, respectable and pioneering person. Rest in Peace, “Sergeant Blood”, #328. Thank you for the memories.

  • Randy and I worked together, and that guy could always crack me up, was so saddened to hear of his passing. My heartfelt condolences to the family, prayers for peace during this time of grief and loss.

  • Randy was a good person who loved to sing. God Bless you Randy. Rest in Peace.

  • We will miss you uncle Randy! Please enjoy your rest because there are a bunch of us coming all too soon after you. See ya then!

  • Randy loved music and invited us to hear groups he coached, the Phoenician (guest Glen Campbell) and and friends from Branson (SIX). Driving around with stickers of SIX on his car. Good memories. Condolences to the family.

  • Sorry to hear about Randy passing. He is now busily engaged in the work of the Lord on the other side. We will miss him here but will see him again soon. Especially for some of us. May the peace of our Heavenly Father be with his family at this time of sadness.

  • When I started at SPD Randy was my first Sergeant, he taught me a great deal and I’ll never forget him. His enthusiasm for law enforcement, life and his sense of humor will never be forgotten. Rest in peace “String”.

  • A sad day for family and friends. Be at peace my brother.

  • I too worked with Randy at the police department. Randy was a magnetic personality who lit up a room. To me, one of Randy’s special gifts was his conviction to help individuals all the while showing incredible compassion and empathy. He had a genuine heart for service.

    My thoughts and prayers for Randy. Also many blessings to Randy’s family and loved ones, may you find a sense of peace and tranquillity that transcends understanding in the days to come.

  • I remember Sgt String as a rookie cop. You knew he was on a call because he had the only Red Spotlight on his Crown Vic. Haven’t seen a red spotlight since. Made my early days on SPD feel welcomed and accepted. I will always remember his humor and perspective. Rest in Peace sir, you are missed.

  • Randy was a valued member of the Scottsdale Police Department and served the community very well both as a police officer and sergeant. During my tenure with the department, Randy remained in patrol, which is the backbone of any agency. He was committed to service. Along with his service to the community, he was also a talented singer which he also shared with the department and I had the pleasure of watching him perform.

    My deepest condolences to his family especially because he left us all too soon. However, I am sure he continues to serve above and is probably still a part of a grand choir.

  • My condolences to Randy’s family. Some of my fondest memories at SPD were on Randy or “String’s” squad, D Squad, District 2, with Tommy Jensen, Kevin Watts, Steve Cone, “Daddy Mac” McCumber, Ron Leduc, Kenny Wilson, Chris Ruscitti, Mark Johnson, Chris Culbertson, and Rosie Cavotti. String’s briefings were always entertaining, and we usually spent most of the briefing laughing so much our sides hurt when we left. String was a great guy and will be missed by all.

  • Sarge was such a good guy. He could drive me nuts, but that was all in his charm. We had music in common and could chat forever. My sincerest condolences to his friends and family.

  • Justin Messerly

    Very sorry for your loss, I have great memories with my cousin. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • Sgt. Stringfellow, was one of the first patrol sergeant that I remember as a rookie officer working the night and weekend shift back in 2003.

    Randy was a mentor and had a heart of gold. He immediately helped me feel welcomed to the SPD family.

    Randy had a great sense of humor and genuinely cared about people.

    My heart goes out to his family and friends. Rest easy and God’s blessings to you, your family and friends.

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