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Phoenix police hosts fundraising BBQ for officer injured in crash

Posted at 2:40 PM, Nov 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-16 00:33:28-05

The Phoenix Police Department hosted a fundraiser barbecue for an officer and his family injured in an off-duty car crash.

Officer Stephen Outram, along with his spouse and two children were all seriously injured in the crash. Outram suffered life-altering injuries that will keep him from ever returning to work as on officer, and is still in critical condition.

His wife and two children were also hospitalized after the crash but are at home recovering from their injuries.

To help the Outram family with medical and other everyday financial needs, the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association hosted a BBQ fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday in Phoenix.

Stephen's brother, Officer Christopher Outram, also works for the Phoenix Police Department. He says his brother is missing his arm and his leg, and that it is going to be a lot for him to work through.  

“Clearly I can say he's a fighter because he's going into his sixth week in the intensive care unit in the hospital,” said Ken Crane, the President of the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association. “Cops as a rule are proud people. We're the ones that go out and protect the community, we're the ones that go help others in need. We're not used to being the ones in need.”

If you were unable to attend but would still like to donate towards the Outram's medical expenses click HERE. Make sure to specify in the notes that you would like the funds to go toward the Outram family.