Law enforcement hosts BBQ to fundraiser for injured officer

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PLEA Wolfenden BBQ Fundraiser (Source: 3TV/ CBS 5) PLEA Wolfenden BBQ Fundraiser (Source: 3TV/ CBS 5)
PLEA Wolfenden BBQ Fundraiser (Source: 3TV/ CBS 5) PLEA Wolfenden BBQ Fundraiser (Source: 3TV/ CBS 5)
PLEA Wolfenden BBQ Fundraiser (Source: 3TV/ CBS 5) PLEA Wolfenden BBQ Fundraiser (Source: 3TV/ CBS 5)
PLEA Wolfenden BBQ Fundraiser (Source: 3TV/ CBS 5) PLEA Wolfenden BBQ Fundraiser (Source: 3TV/ CBS 5)
PLEA Wolfenden BBQ Fundraiser (Source: 3TV/ CBS 5) PLEA Wolfenden BBQ Fundraiser (Source: 3TV/ CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA) hosted a BBQ fundraiser Monday, July 17 in support of Ofc. James Wolfenden.

Wolfenden was seriously injured on Father's Day after his police vehicle was stuck by a red light runner at 35th Avenue and Glendale Avenue.

He is unable to return back to duty for the next several months due to his injuries.

His wife is a teacher and will also have to take time off work to tend to Wolfenden's extensive care during his long recovery.

[RELATED: Two Phoenix police officers injured after rollover crash]

Wolfenden is also the father of two children. 

PLEA and officers from the Cactus Park Precinct hosted a BBQ fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at 1102 W. Adams Street in Phoenix.

The funds will go toward assisting the Wolfenden family with their financial needs.

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