Phoenix Law Enforcement Association holding fundraiser for fallen officer

Jun 1, 2021, 11:00 AM | Updated: Jun 3, 2021, 9:48 am

(Phoenix Police Photo)...

(Phoenix Police Photo)

(Phoenix Police Photo)

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association is holding a fundraiser to assist the family of an officer who was killed Monday night after his vehicle was hit by a red-light runner.

PLEA’s barbecue fundraiser for Phoenix Officer Ginarro New will take place Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at its office near 11th Avenue and Adams Street.

“The best thing they can do for Officer New’s family is to make a financial donation,” President Britt London told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s The Mike Broomhead Show on Tuesday.

“There’s a time where his wife and family are gonna need some help and this is the best way for the community to show that support.”

Police responded to the car crash, which killed the other driver, at Greenway Parkway and Cave Creek Road around 10:30 p.m.

New entered the intersection heading south in his patrol Tahoe and was struck by a car that ran a red light heading eastbound.

His vehicle was sent through a block wall and into a parking lot, according to the release.

New, 27, died of his injuries at a hospital.

He joined the department in July 2019 and worked out of the Black Mountain Precinct.

He became the 41st officer to die while serving, Williams said Tuesday on KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Arizona Morning News.

New is survived by his wife, mother, brother and grandmother.

Those who can’t make the fundraiser but want to donate to New’s family can do so on their website.

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Phoenix Law Enforcement Association holding fundraiser for fallen officer