ARIZONA NEWS

MCSO hosting barbecue fundraiser for family of fallen Deputy Juan Ruiz

Oct 15, 2021, 4:45 AM | Updated: 10:34 am
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Deputy Juan Ruiz (MCSO Photo)...
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Deputy Juan Ruiz (MCSO Photo)
(MCSO Photo)

PHOENIX — The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is holding a barbecue fundraiser Friday for the family of fallen Deputy Juan Ruiz.

The fundraiser takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office headquarters at 550 Jackson St., Phoenix, according to a press release.

Monetary donations will be accepted for the Ruiz family.

People can make donations with cash, check or a credit card.

“The dollars don’t replace his life but they go a long way in showing the love, care, support and willingness to sacrifice for the family during this difficult time,” Sheriff Paul Penzone told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s The Mike Broomhead Show on Friday.

Ruiz died Monday after an uncuffed suspect allegedly beat him unconscious at a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office substation on Saturday.

He had taken the suspect, Clinton Robert Hurley, 31, to a cell and removed the handcuffs. Ruiz was found bleeding and knocked out in the cell with Hurley using Ruiz’s patrol unit to escape.

Hurley, captured after a homeowner shot him during a break-in, was booked into the Pinal County jail in Florence on Wednesday after being released from the hospital.

Charges against Hurley for Ruiz’s death are pending.

Lifetime Windows & Doors

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Jovanni Limon Salas and Diego Ediel Chaparro (Arizona Attorney General's Office Photos)...
KTAR.com

2 men sentenced to prison for drug trafficking in Arizona

Two men were recently sentenced to prison in separate cases for involvement in a drug trafficking organization, the Arizona Attorney General's Office said this week.
1 day ago
(Facebook File Photo/Lake Pleasant Regional Park)...
Associated Press

Woman dies after boating accident at Lake Pleasant

A woman has died after she was critically injured in a boating accident at Lake Pleasant, authorities said Sunday.
1 day ago
(Pexels Photo)...
KTAR.com

Weekend wrap-up: Here are the biggest Arizona stories from May 20-22

An employment report finding the state saw a significant jobs increase last month is among the biggest Arizona stories of the weekend.
1 day ago
(Prescott Regional Airport Photo)...
KTAR.com

Small plane crashes after taking off from airport in Prescott, pilot not injured

A small plane crashed after taking off from the Prescott Regional Airport on Sunday but the pilot was not injured, authorities said.
1 day ago
(File Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)...
Associated Press

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey OK’s ban on school COVID-19 vaccines

Arizona's Republican governor has signed legislation that will prevent state health officials from ever adding a COVID-19 vaccine to the list of required school inoculations and bar face mask mandates in any buildings operated by state or local governments.
1 day ago
(Twitter Photo/@PHXFire)...
KTAR.com

Crews battle 4-alarm fire at Phoenix scrapyard early Sunday

Fire crews were battling a four-alarm fire Sunday morning at a local scrapyard in Phoenix, authorities said.
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

...
Christina O’Haver

Stroke month: Experts call attention to stroke prevention

Every 40 seconds—that’s how often someone has a stroke in the United States. It’s the fifth leading cause of death among Americans, with someone dying of a stroke every 3.5 minutes.
...
Arizona Division of Problem Gambling

Arizona Division of Problem Gambling provides exclusion solution for young sports bettors

Sports betting in Arizona opened a new world to young adults, one where putting down money on games was as easy as sending a text message.
...
Canvas Annuity

The secret to guaranteed retirement income

Annuities aren’t really a secret, but they are so misunderstood that they might as well be. Once you understand what an annuity is and how it can benefit you, you could decide this “secret” is the perfect supplement to your retirement plan.
MCSO hosting barbecue fundraiser for family of fallen Deputy Juan Ruiz