The fundraising event originally scheduled on April 12 for Phoenix Police Officer Steve Fluty was rescheduled to May 10 after the unexpected and tragic death of fellow Police Officer Paul Rutherford, who was killed after being struck by a vehicle on March 21.

To allow local organizations such as the Phoenix Law Enforcement Agency (PLEA) to collect donations for Rutherford’s family, and out of profound sympathy for their loss, the fundraiser for Fluty was pushed back.

Fluty joined the Phoenix Police Department 22 years ago and was one of the first members assigned to the Desert Horizon Bike Squad, which launched in October 2014 and is based out of the Sunnyslope Substation. He was diagnosed last year with a Level 4 glioblastoma, an aggressive cancer that begins in the brain and has no known cause.

The fundraiser for Officer Fluty will take place on Friday, May at the Desert Horizon Police Precinct, 16030 N. 56th St., Scottsdale. Breakfast begins at 5 a.m., with pancakes, sausage, breakfast burritos, coffee and more. Lunch/dinner starts at 10:30 a.m. and runs until 7 p.m., and will feature hamburgers and hot dogs, chips and sodas. All food will be available for a voluntary donation (minimum $5 requested).

If you can’t make the fundraiser but would like to contribute financially to help the Fluty family, you can visit, and either donate via the Paypal link (will give you the option of going to Paypal or using a credit/debit card), or mail in a check to the address listed on the Donate page.

For questions, call 602-246-7869 and ask for Cassandra, or e-mail her at



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