California Pizza Kitchen holds statewide fundraiser for family of fallen LA sheriff's detective Amber Leist

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- California Pizza Kitchen is hosting an all-day fundraiser Tuesday for the family of fallen Los Angeles County Sheriff's Detective Amber Leist.

On Tuesday, participating CPK locations in California will donate 20% of a customer's check to Leist's family.

Leist, a 12-year veteran of the department, was hit and killed by a vehicle last month in Valley Village after she helped a woman who fell while crossing a street. She was returning to her vehicle when the traffic light turned green and an oncoming vehicle struck her, according to authorities.

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To make sure the donation is made, customers can mention the fundraiser or present a flier to their server. The flier can be found on California Pizza Kitchens' Twitter account.



The fundraiser can be applied to dine-in, take-out and catering orders. The fundraiser is valid only on Tuesday.

CPK is partnering with The Police and Fire: The Fallen Heroes for the event.

Leist served as a deputy and school resource officer before being promoted to detective five years ago. She is survived by her parents, three sisters and 17- and 20-year-old sons.
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