Thank You! $52k raised for fallen Phoenix officer during ABC15 phone bank

ABC15 hosted a phone bank with the 100 Club of Arizona Tuesday afternoon to raise money for the family of a fallen Phoenix police officer.

With your help, we raised $52,034. Thank YOU for helping to Take Action and support our men and women in uniform.

Over the past 45 years, more than $7 million has been given through the 100 Club's benefits and programs. Learn more or donate right now here .

Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia announced the death of the Phoenix officer on Monday afternoon.

In an emotional news conference, Garcia said the victim was a 21-year veteran of the police department.

A second police officer has come out of surgery and is in ICU at St. Joseph's Hospital in central Phoenix.

Sources say the two officers are part of a fugitive apprehension task force and had tracked a homicide suspect to 43rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road from a nearby neighborhood.

During that apprehension, a shooting apparently broke out, and the officers were shot. The suspect was killed at the scene.

The Phoenix Police Department has had 37 line-of-duty deaths since records started in 1925.

 

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