Barbecue to benefit family of police officer killed in crash

Sgt. Adam Rosenthal died in February

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - A fund raising event was held on Saturday to benefit the family of Delray Beach Police officer Adam Rosenthal who died last February in a one-car crash involving his police cruiser while on duty.

Rosenthal left behind a wife and four kids.

The event took place at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Avenue in Delray Beach.

The event began at 8:00 a.m. with a two-hour motorcycle ride honoring the life of Adam Rosenthal.  The barbecue was hosted by the Bowman family.  There was food, drinks, music and a karate demonstration performed Delray Beach SWAT team.

"The Delray Beach Police Department is going to do a rappelling demo off of the five-story-tall Old School Square Parking Garage," event organizer Nancy Stewart-Franczak said.

Tickets cost $15 per person or $5 for children younger than 10.

Donations can also be made out to Delray Citizens For Police, 300 W. Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33444.

Sun Sentinel's David DePino contributed to this report.