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Officer Barry Scott
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- A Phoenix police officer is in critical condition after collapsing following a charity boxing match at Fort McDowell Casino.
Barry Scott, 22, was off-duty and participating in a "Guns N' Hoses" fund-raising event Friday night, investigators said.
The event was staged by private businesses to raise money for the 100 Club, which benefits public safety officers and firefighters.
After his boxing match with a firefighter, Barry collapsed and was taken to a local hospital, police said.
"We got a call around midnight that Barry collapsed and was taken to the hospital where he is currently fighting for his life," said Sgt. Andy Hill of the Phoenix Police Department.
Barry served with the U.S. military in Iraq for about 18 months before joining the Phoenix Police Department in May 2007.
The 100 Club issued a statement Monday night. It said, in part, "When a young family is faced with tragedy, it is always heart-breaking and gut-wrenching. Our prayers are with the Scott family and we will provide support to the family as outlined in our programs and policies."
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