Valley foundation honoring fallen officer donates backpacks to schools

PHOENIX (KSAZ) - It's been two years since Phoenix police officer David Glasser was shot and killed in the line of duty.

His wife - a former school teacher - is keeping his spirit alive with the David Glasser Foundation, which has provided backpacks and everything kids need to go back to school for the past two years.

"We're collecting backpacks for Cheatham and Lowell elementary schools to benefit some of those kids, get them off to a great start for the school year," said founder Kristen Glasser.

The goal this year is to provide 250 backpacks.

Glasser says this is a way of continuing on her husband's legacy of serving the community.

"We started the foundation in order to continue to give back to the community in his honor, in his legacy," Glasser said. "It's important for me to be able to support the community that was so kind to us during that period of time -- and just to continue giving back like he did when he was here."

The foundation has set up an Amazon wishlist for school supplies to put inside the backpacks: