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MCSO hosts car wash to raise money for family of Deputy Juan Ruiz

MCSO Deputy Juan Ruiz
Posted at 4:47 AM, Oct 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-15 00:27:13-04

GOODYEAR, AZ — More than 1,000 people showed up at a fundraiser for fallen MCSO Deputy Juan Ruiz Thursday.

Deputy Ruiz died Monday after being attacked by a suspect in custody over the weekend in Avondale.

MCSO Deputy Juan Ruiz

On Thursday, Cobblestone Auto Spa near Litchfield and Indian School hosted an 8-hour event to raise money for the deputy’s family.

Additionally, the car wash will be collecting donations through Sunday.

Many people showed up including Ruiz’s former partner Chance Wienckowski.

Wienckowski told ABC15 the two worked together for about a year.

“This is the scary, dirty part of law enforcement. It’s what they say happens. They tell you through the academy to expect it, it could happen but nothing prepared you for it,” he said.

“He was a kindhearted soul. He went out and did all his investigations. Very thorough. He helped me quite a bit because I was newer than he was,” Wienckowski added.

You can also make a donation on the MCSO Memorial Fund Website by going to this website.

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