Fundraiser for families of fallen Chandler officers

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By Chloe Nordquist By Chloe Nordquist
By Chloe Nordquist By Chloe Nordquist
By Chloe Nordquist By Chloe Nordquist
By Chloe Nordquist By Chloe Nordquist

GILBERT, Ariz. -- Famous Dave's is offering special deals Wednesday to help raise money for the families of Officer Bryant Holmes and Officer David Payne, two fallen Chandler police officers who died within three days of each other.

Famous Dave's at San Tan Village has two events for people to attend and help support the families.

"The big thing moving forward is one step at a time and doing events like this. It really helps the officers to come out and get involved in the community and feel like they're giving back," Det. Nate Moffat of Chandler Law Enforcement Association said.

There will be free sandwiches and coleslaw from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chandler Police Department for donations. All donations will go to the Law Enforcement Association.

From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Chandler officers will be serving patrons at Famous Dave's in Gilbert. All tip money will go toward the fallen officers.

"The East Valley is our home, these are our family members," Patrick Lacek of Famous Dave's said. "We're going to be there. We're going to support them. These men stood watch for us, we're going to be there for their families."

Chandler Police Department is located at 250 E. Chicago Street. Famous Dave's is located at 2206 E. Williams Field Road in Gilbert.