The family of Officer Clayton Townsend

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Raised by 1,601 people in 2 months
Created January 9, 2019
On January 8, 2019, Officer Clayton Townsend was making a routine traffic stop when a texting driver struck and killed him on the 101 N in Scottsdale.  Clayton was also a cancer survivor and was not eligible for additional life insurance. He leaves behind Deanna (25), his wife and 10 month old son Brixton.  Nothing can fill the loss of Clayton but please help support his family  through this terrible loss.  Our goal is to provide some financial support for Brixton and Deanna.  Thank you

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/scottsdale/2019/01/09/distracted-driver-kills-salt-river-tribal-police-officer-clayton-townsend/2523153002/?fbclid=IwAR1G0e-Trhzqk6ajZiMLFjuRChVNbA3yltig0hDR_Qehnf1pswtR8J9WrbY
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Today, Deanna and I spent the day with other families impacted by distracted and texting drivers at the Arizona Senate and House of Representatives testifying in front of the Transportation Committees for two bills that will make it a primary offense to have your cell phone in your hand while driving. Both were passed out of committee and on to the next step to become law. A special shout out to Brenden Lyons for facilitating the testimony.
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This week on Wednesday, Deanna met with MCSO Sheriff Paul Penzone and his staff. It was great to see his concern and take the time to meet with her. The law enforcement community has been so wonderful providing support. Even though Clayton was an officer on the reservation we could tell how strong the “family” bond really is. We were also contacted by MCSO Deputy Chris Hayes. He has started a fundraiser that is selling memorial cuffs. Please look him up on Facebook to buy one.
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Yesterday, Deanna and Brixton attended the press conference for the “Hands Free” Bill now working it’s way through the Arizona Legislature. This bill makes having a cell phone in your hand while driving a primary and ticket-able offense. Our goal it to prevent other families from going through what we have experienced. Arizona has been behind the times with this kind of legislature so it is time lead! Our deepest thanks for all those that have donated. Please share this with as many as you can. We need to get this law passed!

Pete and Josephine Johnson
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Created January 9, 2019
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