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Fallen Phoenix officer's family gets $40,000 check

Daryl Raetz (Source: Phoenix Police Department) Daryl Raetz (Source: Phoenix Police Department)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

A $40,000 check was presented Monday afternoon to the family of fallen Phoenix police Officer Daryl Raetz from Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Memorial Fund.

Raetz was killed in the line of duty on May 19 after he was struck by an SUV while making a DUI arrest near 51st Avenue and Cambridge.

Since it began in 1998, the Sheriff's Memorial Fund has raised more than $1 million and paid out close to $600,000 to the families of fallen Arizona law enforcement officers.

Raetz served two tours of duty in Iraq. He received numerous awards for his service. That carried over to his six-year career with the Phoenix Police Department where he continued to be a leader receiving commendations for his work.

Just a day before Raetz was killed, Phoenix lost another first responder in the line of the duty. Phoenix firefighter Brad Harper was crushed between two fire vehicles at a mulch fire May 18.

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