Our Fallen Heroes

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13

A Hero’s Welcome by Robert Longley

Time to come home dear brother; Your tour of duty is through; You’ve given more than anyone; Could be expected to do; Just a few steps further; The smoke will start to clear; Others here will guide you; You have no need to fear; You have not failed your brothers; You clearly gave it all; And through your selfless actions; Others will hear the call; So take your place of honor now; Among those who have gone before; And KNOW that you will be remembered; Both now and forevermore.

We honor all Arizonan First Responders who lost their lives while performing their duties.

MAY THEY NEVER BE FORGOTTEN

Heroes we have lost since our last Memorial Run

Globe Fire Department Reserve EMT Berndan Bessee End of Watch 04/08/2022

San Luis Fire Department Firefighter/EMT Robert Fernandez Last Alarm 02/05/2022

Buckeye Valley Fire Department Engineer Brian Miller Last Alarm 02/07/2022

Arizona Department of Corrections Lieutenant Daniel Orosco End of Watch

Maricopa County Sheriffs Office Detention Officer Jason Cude End of Watch 01/03/2022

Casa Grande Police Officer Jesus “Chuy” Lara, End of Watch 01/04/2022

Arizona Department of Corrections Correctional Officer Alberto Ramirez End of Watch 12/30/2021

Chandler Police Officer Jeremy Martin Wilkins End of Watch 12/17/2021

Maricopa County Sheriffs Office Captain Shawn Braaten End of Watch 12/16/2021

Arizona Department of Corrections Correctional Officer Tomas Ayala End of Watch 12/14/2021

Maricopa County Sheriffs Office Detention Officer Herminia Datingaling End of Watch 12/11/2021

U.S. Border Patrol Supervisory Agent Martin Barrios End of Watch 11/29/2021

Arizona Department of Corrections Correctional Officer Cecil Baird End of Watch 11/28/2021

Mesa Fire-Medical Department Firefighter/Engineer Trevor Madrid End of Watch 11/14/2021

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Chad Owen Brackman End of Watch 11/10/2021

U.S. Border Patrol Agent Anibal A. Perez End of Watch 11/05/2021

Drexel Heights Fire Department Captain Samuel Criner End of Watch 11/04/2021

Verde Valley Fire Department Firefighter Tyrone Bell Last Alarm 10/18/2021

La Paz County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Michael Devon Rudd End of Watch 10/11/2021

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Juan Miguel Ruiz End of Watch 10/11/2021

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Detention Officer Anthony Nicoletti End of Watch 10/11/2021

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Detention Officer Kendall Leroy Thomas End of Watch 10/10/2021

Drug Enforcement Administration Group Supervisor Michael Gale Garbo End of Watch 10/4/2021

U.S. Border Patrol Agent Alfredo M. Ibarra End of Watch 09/27/2021

Maricopa County Sheriffs Office Detention Officer Matthew Hale End of Watch 09/24/2021

U.S. Border Patrol Agent Luis H. Dominguez End of Watch 09/23/2021

Maricopa County Sheriffs Office Detention Officer Kendall Thomas End of Watch 09/10/2021

Maricopa County Sheriffs Office Detention Officer Thomas Wierschem End of Watch 09/10/2021

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Detention Officer Alicia Dawn Carter End of Watch 08/09/2021

Arizona Department of Transportation Officer Richard Ramirez End of Watch 09.05.2021

Phoenix Fire Department Firefighter/Paramedic Miguel Angulo End of Watch 09/05/2021

Phoenix Police Department Sergeant Thomas Craig End of Watch 09/03/2021

Maricopa County Sheriffs Office Detention Officer Kenneth Dedamos End of Watch 09/02/2021

U.S. Border Patrol Agent Chad E. McBroom End of Watch 08/29/2021

Maricopa County Sheriffs Office Detention Officer Alicia Carter End of Watch 08/09/2021

Police Department Officer Mathew Aaron Hefter End of Watch 08/07/2021

Tucson Police Department Sergeant Amanda Voss End of Watch 08/07/2021

Phoenix Police Department Officer Mathew Hefter End of Watch 08/07/2021

Bullhead Police Department Lieutenant Nick Sessions End of Watch 08/06/2021

Maricopa County Sheriffs Office Detention Officer Stefan Jurca End of Watch 08/04/2021

Glendale Police Department Police Officer Lonnie Durham End of Watch 08/01/2021

U.S Border Patrol Supervisory Agent Daniel P. Cox End of Watch 07/31/2021

U.S. Customs & Border Protection Officer Ruben Facio End of Watch 07/17/2021

Salt River Police Department Officer Jair Cabrera End of Watch 05/24/14

Live A Life That Matters by Michael Josephson

Ready or Not…Someday it will all come to an end. There will be no more Sunrises, No Minutes, Hours or Days. All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to Someone Else. Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance.  It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed. Your grudges, resentments, frustrations, and jealousies will finally disappear. So, too, your hopes, ambitions, plans, and To-Do Lists will all expire. The wins and losses that once seemed So Important will fade away. It won’t matter where you came from, or on what side of the tracks you lived. It won’t matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant.   Even your gender and Skin Color will be irrelevant. So, What Will Matter? How will the Value of your days be measured? What will matter is Not what you bought… but What You Built; Not what you got… But What You Gave! What will matter is Not your Success… But Your Significance. What will matter is Not what you learned, But What You Taught. What will matter is every act of Integrity, Compassion, Courage Or Sacrifice that Enriched, Empowered Or Encouraged Others to emulate Your Example. What will matter is Not your Competence… But Your Character. What will matter is Not how many people you knew… But how many will feel a Lasting Loss when you’re gone. What will matter is Not your memories… But the Memories that live on in those who Loved You. What will matter is How Long you will be Remembered, By Whom and For What. Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident.  It’s Not a matter of Circumstance… But Of Choice. Choose To Live A Life That Matters! The records we have obtained dating back to 1865, when Arizona was still a territory there have been 2,127 military personnel, 376 law enforcement officers, 134 firefighters and emergency medical personnel, 53 highway zone workers, 30 police K-9’s and 7 tow truck operators who lost their lives while performing their duties. During our memorial motorcycle runs, we honor the memories of our fallen and will never allow them to be forgotten!

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