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Fundraisers set up for Arnold officer who was shot

Credit: Arnold Police Department Credit: Arnold Police Department
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ARNOLD, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Fundraisers have been established for an Arnold police officer who was shot Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities said Officer Ryan O’Connor was transporting Chad Klahs, a burglary suspect, to booking at the Arnold police station, when Klahs shot him in the head while they were inside a police SUV.

Police said Officer O'Connor he has a long road to recovery ahead.

Arnold Police Officer Ryan O'Connor remains the hospital during the holidays and efforts to raise one for the officer and his family. 

A barbecue is planned in his honor at the Eagles Club at their Jeff-Co Boulevard location Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The event will have food and a raffle. 

Klahs was also shot and later died. Police believe Klahs’ wounds were self-inflicted.

BackStoppers announced Tuesday night that donated $5,000 to O’Connor’s family.

A GoFundMe was also created for O'Connor. Click here to donate to the GoFundMe.

Donations can also be made to Fortune Bank at 3494 Jeffco Boulevard in Arnold.

"Pray for Officer O'Connor" tee shirts are also being sold from 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. on Saturday at Texas Roadhouse locations in Arnold, Kirkwood, Ballwin, St. Charles and O'Fallon, Mo. 

The St. Louis County Police Officers' Association is also doing a dine out at the Kirkwood location.

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