I wanted to share this event with you. What a great way to raise money for the family of fallen Officer Travis Murphy. This has been such a sad story. Let’s do what KOOL listeners do best – try to help make it better. Click more for everything you need to know…
When: FRIDAY JUNE 11TH, 2010
Where: THE PLEA GARAGE GRILL, 1102 W. ADAMS
Time: 11A-2P, 5P-8P, 10P-1A
PHOENIX–PLEA invites citizens, officers and all Department personnel to join PLEA members and the Murphy Family for lunch/dinner to show support for the family of Travis Murphy. The Grill will be serving hot dogs and hamburgers. PLEA is excited for the public to join in showing support for the family of a PLEA hero.
All donations will be given to the Travis Murphy family.
Travis Murphy was a 29 year old married father of two young children who was killed early on the morning of May 26th in the line of duty.
Officer Murphy’s wife had given birth to the couple’s second child just two weeks prior to Officer Murphy’s death.
Officer Murphy and his partner were first on the scene of a call where neighbors reported someone hit a parked car and was trying to hide a Ford Mustang in the carport of a vacant home. The officers got out of their patrol vehicle and split up in search of a suspect.
Moments later, shots were fired and Officer Murphy’s partner found him mortally wounded. Fellow officers put him in a police vehicle and sped him to a nearby hospital, but he was pronounced dead.
Danny Ledezma Martinez, 30, was booked into jail on charges of first-degree murder and weapons violations. Martinez was ordered held without bail. Authorities said a public defender will represent Martinez.