Dozens gather to remember fallen El Mirage police officer

Posted: Updated:
Dozens came out for a vigil for 17-year El Mirage police veteran Ofc. Paul Lazinsky. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Dozens came out for a vigil for 17-year El Mirage police veteran Ofc. Paul Lazinsky. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Candles were lit in honor of Ofc. Paul Lazinsky. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Candles were lit in honor of Ofc. Paul Lazinsky. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Several people spoke at the vigil. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Several people spoke at the vigil. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Ofc. Paul Lazinsky was months from retirement. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Ofc. Paul Lazinsky was months from retirement. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
The public is invited to attend a viewing this Wednesday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The public is invited to attend a viewing this Wednesday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
EL MIRAGE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Colleagues, friends and ordinary citizens gathered Thursday night outside El Mirage City Hall to share memories of fallen El Mirage Police Ofc. Paul Lazinsky. 

[READ MORE: Vigil planned for fallen El Mirage officer]

Lazinsky died Tuesday while running after a teen suspect wanted on an outstanding warrant. The 58-year-old suffered a medical emergency and did not survive.  The medical examiner has not released an exact cause of death.

[READ MORE: El Mirage police officer dies during foot pursuit of suspect]

Funeral arrangements have been made for Ofc. Lazinsky including a service the public is invited to attend on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. The viewing is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m at Dignity Funeral Home in Surprise.

The funeral is at Radiant Church in Surprise on Thursday, Dec. 21, at 10 a.m.

Click/tap here to download the free azfamily mobile app.

Copyright 2017 KPHO/KTVK (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.