A Valley community is mourning the death of an El Mirage officer.
Officer Paul Lazinsky died in the line of duty, Tuesday, December 12.
The veteran officer was chasing a teen wanted for damaging property when he suffered a seizure and died.
Lazinsky served with the El Mirage Police Department for 20 years and also served in the military for 20 years.
He was very active in the neighborhoods he patrolled.
Residents have since asked officers to start a GoFundMe account for Lazinsky's wife and two children.
"The hardest thing for people to recognize is the sacrifices that our spouses make. Right now we want Tammy, his wife, to miss nothing more than him," said fellow officer Doug Jones.
A vigil is being held for Officer Lazinsky Thursday night.
Starts at 6:15 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Plaza
El Mirage City Hall
10000 N. El Mirage Rd.
There will be a public viewing for Officer Lazinsky Wednesday, December 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Dignity Funeral Home.
Officer Lazinsky's funeral will be held Thursday, December 21 at Radiant Church in Surprise.