Fundraiser to send family, friends to Washington, D.C. to honor fallen officer David Glasser

Posted at 2:40 PM, Mar 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-13 00:54:06-04

Nearly one year ago, a Phoenix officer was killed in the line of duty. In honor of the fallen officer, his name is being added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial wall in Washington, D.C.

Now, family and friends of officer David Glasser are hoping to raise enough funds to see him being honored in person.

Bobbi Jo Cozad said these events are emotional for everyone, but also helpful.

"We would rather have a barbecue with David instead of having this," Cozad said. "Everybody is brothers and sisters in, you see this and it's a really good turnout; you know you're not alone."

A fundraiser was held on Saturday morning at the Phoenix Police Air Support Hangar in Phoenix.

Cozad and her family spend the morning selling T-shirts to support Glasser and his fellow officers.

"We decided to go with shirts...because David always said 'Love you,' we decided to go with the "love" shirt," Cozad said.

Glasser was killed last May while responding to a burglary call.

The free, five-hour event wasn't short of entertainment which, including live music, K-9 demonstrations, and a historical vehicle display. There was also food, raffle prizes and other vendors on-hand.

If you couldn't make it to the fundraiser but would still like to donate, click here.