Benefit Scheduled For Families of Officer Raetz – Firefighter Harper


Raetz-HarperOn May 19, 2013, Phoenix lost a police officer and a firefighter within hours.

Phoenix Firefighter Bradley Harper was seriously injured in the line of duty on May 18 after fighting a large fire in the near 39th Avenue and Miami Street in Phoenix and died from his injuries early the next morning. Harper had been with the Phoenix Fire Department for two years and is survived by his young wife of six months.

On May 19, Phoenix Police Officer Daryl Raetz was killed in the line of duty while processing a DUI scene at 51st Avenue and Cambridge Street. Officer Raetz had been with the Phoenix Police Department for six years. Officer Raetz also served his country in the United States Navy and proudly served two tours of duty in Iraq. Officer Raetz is survived by his wife and five-year-old daughter.

Firefighters, Police Officers, and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #2 are hosting a benefit to assist the families of these two first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice on Friday, June 28 at the  F.O.P. Lodge #2, 12851 North 19th Avenue (between Cactus and Thunderbird) from 5am-9pm.

Tickets are on sale now or at the door for this breakfast, lunch and dinner benefit. The cost is $5 for breakfast, $10 for lunch and $15 for dinner. All proceeds from this event will go directly to the families of Firefighter Harper and Officer Raetz. All meals are ‘all you can eat.’

DETAILS

Breakfast $5.00 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. Pancakes, Eggs (Scrambled), Sausage/ Bacon, Hash-browns, Drinks

Lunch $10.00 11a.m. to 2 p.m. Hamburger, Hot Dog or Chili Dog, Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad, Chips, Drinks

Dinner $15.00 5p.m. to 9p.m. Spaghetti and homemade meat-sauce, Salad, Garlic Bread, Dessert, Drinks

Organizers are also seeking donations of goods, raffle prizes or monetary contributions in support of Firefighter Harper and Officer Raetz and their families.

All contributions are tax deductible. If you would like to contribute online, follow this link.

Or you can mail a check to :
Phoenix Lodge 2
12851 N. 19th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ   85029

Make checks payable to The Arizona F.O.P. 2 Foundation Inc.

If you would like to purchase advance tickets please call Officer David Hopkins at 602.320.2641 or Officer Santos Robles at 623.451.7532.

 

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