Join community residents for a BBQ in honor of Deputy William Coleman. All proceeds will benefit the fallen officers family.
PHOENIX— Maricopa County Deputy, William (Bill) Coleman was slain by a gunman early Sunday responding to a call at an Anthem strip-mall. Deputy Coleman was just hours away from finishing his final night shift before switching to daytime duties. Coleman, 50, a 20-year veteran officer with a wife, two young children at home and older children, is the first Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputy slain in the line of duty since 1995. Governor Jan Brewer ordered all flags on State buildings to be flown at half staff Sunday in honor of Deputy Coleman. To help the family, friends and fellow officers deal with the grief, Deputies Law Enforcement Association (DLEA) will hold a Community Benefit BBQ Wednesday, January 11th from 11 a.m. to 2 P.M. and 5 to 8 p.m. at the PLEA Office, 1102 W. Adams. Donations may also be made to the Deputy Coleman Memorial Fund at Desert Schools Federal Credit Union, Account #:6000123586. Local food distributor, U.S. Foodservice, has made a very generous donation of food for the event. For additional media information only, please contact Bartholomeaux/PR, 602.824.8304.
“This tragedy is one more example of the danger that our brave members of law enforcement confront on a daily basis,” Governor Brewer remarked Sunday. “We owe them our gratitude.”
“We are glad to be able to host this event at the PLEA Office,” Joe Clure, PLEA Board President stated. “Unfortunately, we have a lot of experience doing these events for our fallen members.”
“According to early reports from our investigators, the assailant may have been the same person who killed two people in Sedona Friday while they were vacationing,” Sean Pearce, President, DLEA, stated. “We hope the Community will come out in support of the Coleman family Wednesday. One hundred percent of your donations will be donated directly to Deputy Coleman’s family.”
For additional media information, please contact BPR, 602.824.8304. Day of event, call Carole on mobile: 602.628.2666.