First responders climb Black Peak to honor fallen officers and firefighters in 9-11 attacks

  • Source: Parker Pioneer
  • Published: 09/14/2017 02:13 AM

A group of first responders gathered in Parker Saturday to hike to the top of Black Peak — also referred to as “P-Mountain” — to honor fallen officers and firefighters of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Each of the 13 hikers – either employed with the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office, Parker Police Department or Parker Fire Department – wore their agency-issued uniforms on the approximately three-mile hike that began at 7 a.m. and ended two hours later. “When you think of heroes, they’re the ones I think of,” said LPCSO Sgt. Jonny Ferris, who organized the inaugural event and completed the hike in S.W.A.T. gear.


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