Arizona: Family honors late firefighter with a memorial in the sky

  • Source: KSAZ-TV FOX 10 Phoenix
  • Published: 11/04/2019 12:00 AM

VIDEO: It was a beautiful memorial for Goodyear firefighter engineer Austin Peck, who died in August. Some of Peck's family skydived to remember him, and they say it was a healing moment as they released his ashes into the skies. "I'm sure he would have loved it. He was an adrenaline junkie himself," said Mark Peck, Austin's father. It was a moment of healing for the family of Peck, who passed away from occupational cancer. 10 family members skydived into the Arizona skies, releasing Peck's ashes as they glided through the American and Arizona flag, more than 10,000 feet in the air. Down below, sirens were sounding off, and eyes were trained to the sky. For those who jumped and watched from below - this was more than just skydiving. It was to remember the man they grew to love.


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