Fundraisers planned for slain Chandler officers

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CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) -- The Chandler community is holding fundraisers to help the families of two police officers who both died in motorcycle crashes just three days apart.

Which Wich sandwich shop will donate 30 percent of the day's proceeds Tuesday from its Chandler and Gilbert locations to benefit the families of Bryant Holmes and David Payne.

Chandler police officers will work as servers Wednesday at Famous Dave's restaurants in Chandler and Gilbert. Their tips will be divided between the families.

Chandler Police Department was rocked this week by the double loss.

Authorities say the 34-year-old Holmes died Oct. 28 after an SUV running a red light struck his motorcycle. Payne was stopped at an intersection while on his motorcycle early Friday when a vehicle fatally struck him from behind.

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