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Fundraiser Planned For Poortinga Family

Angels Camp, CA — A fundraiser has been planned to raise money for the family of former Angels Camp Police Officer Jared Poortinga.

Poortinga died Saturday while driving his 2007 Yamaha motorcycle on Murphys Grade Road. He was off duty at the time.

Poortinga was a 5-year veteran of the police department where he was a field training officer and range master. He is survived by his wife Susan Poortinga and three children.

Local firefighters will conduct a Fill-The-Boot fundraiser this weekend at Murphys Grade Road and Highway 49 in Angels Camp.

Residents should stop by to make contributions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The money will be put in the Poortinga Memorial Fund at Pacific State Bank.

Services are planned for Thursday in Modesto.

Written by Vanessa Turner.