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Fundraiser BBQ for fallen Phoenix police officer raises $270,000

Phoenix police officer David Glasser was killed in a shootout with a suspect on Wednesday. (Phoenix Police Department Photo)

PHOENIX — A barbecue held for a fallen Phoenix police officer raised about $270,000 for his family.

The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association held the hourslong barbecue on top of its parking garage in downtown Phoenix.

While the agency thanked the public for its generosity, it gave a special recognition to Go Daddy founder Bob Parsons and his wife, Renee. The couple donated $100,000 to officer David Glasser’s family.

“The men and women who serve our community rise their lives on a daily basis,” the Parsons said in a statement. “When tragedy strikes, we all have a responsibility to help in whatever way we can. Our hearts go out to officer Glasser’s family.”

PLEA also thanked actor David Spade, who donated $10,000.

Glasser was killed last week in a shootout that also left a robbery suspect dead. He was buried on Thursday.

Mayor Greg Stanton called Glasser’s death a “dark day for the city of Phoenix.”

Glasser, a Phoenix native, was with the department for 12 years. He had a wife and two children.

Glasser attended Moon Valley High School and Arizona State University before joining the force.

Donations for Glasser’s family can be sent to the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association. Donations are accepted online or can be mailed to PLEA Charities, 1102 W. Adams Street, Phoenix, Arizona, 85007.

When making a donation, indicate the money should be given to the Glasser family.

Glasser is the 38th Phoenix police officer killed in the line of duty and the first since Det. John Hobbs was shot and killed on March 3, 2014.

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