Blue Santa Visits Officer Erfle’s Family

Blue Santa Visits Officer Erfle’s Family

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Blue Santa & Erfle Family

Question : What do you get when you have a police officer and Santa

Answer : A BLUE Santa!

(Phoenix, AZ) – The Officer Assistance Fund’s Blue Santa visited fallen hero, Officer Nick Erfle’s family today, bringing holiday cheer and presents for the whole family. Mesa Police Association and Phoenix Police Sergeants and Lieutenants Association members escorted Blue Santa in patrol cars to the home of the Erfle family.

“I can imagine that the first Christmas without the family’s hero has to be hard,” said Det. Nate Gafvert, Vice President of the Officer Assistance Fund. “The least we could do is have Blue Santa bring gifts to brighten their holiday.”

Officer Erfle was an eight year veteran with the Phoenix Police Department and was killed in the line of duty. He left behind a wife and two children under 10.

The Officer Assistance Fund was created to provide support to fallen or killed police officers and their families. Blue Santa gifts are donated from valley businesses and fundraisers, like “Tip a Cop” and the annual celebrity golf tournament.

For more information on the Officer Assistance Fund, visit the website at Donations to the fund can be made at any Wells Fargo location. Media can contact Stacey Dillon by emailing