Arizona woman’s final act honors Tucson area heroes

  • Source: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
  • Published: 07/22/2020 12:00 AM

VIDEO: A special mural in honor of a volunteer for the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation is finally finished. It's for Patty Vallance who recently passed away. Vallance commissioned local artists, Wagon Burner Arts, to paint a mural honoring firefighters just one week before she went into the hospital. But she died before ever getting to see it. The mural, located at 2801 E. Grant Road, is 15 feet high, 85 feet long and represents the brotherhood and the sacrifice these men and women share. But none of them have faces. The artist said that's intentional. He wanted to show how every firefighter is one under the badge. There’s also a painting of Vallance to honor her help in starting the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation back in 2010 and the thrift store, where the mural is painted.


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