BENEFITING: CONCERNS OF POLICE SURVIVORS
EVENT DATE: Sep 06, 2014
On Saturday Sept 6th, I will be taking part in Dallas 9/11 Memorial Climb to honor the 343 Firefighters and 70 Law Enforcement Officers who paid the ultimate price on Sept 11th, 2001. Those brave first responders went inside the twin towers, climbed the stairs, and saved hundreds of lives before the towers collapsed.
On September 6th, 343 Firefighters and 70 law enforcement officers from accross North Texas including myself, will gear up and climb 110 floors just as they did on September 11th, 2001. Since I'm part of the SWAT team for my city, I will be climbing the stairs wearing my full SWAT uniform and tactical entry gear.
9/11 was a traggic day and like most people, I remember exactly what I was doing and where I was when the news of the attacks came out. The very next day I went in my local Marine Corps recruiting office and 2 months later I was in San Deigo at Marine Corps Bootcamp. After serving 4 years in the infantry with 2 tours in Iraq, I got out of the Marines and got into law enforcement and have been a police officer for the past 8 years.
I'm looking forward to taking part in this climb again this year and doing my part to honor the life of a fellow officer who was a hero and paid the ultimate price in the line of duty.
The Charity I have choosen to raise money for is C.O.P.S. which stands for Concerns of Police Suriviors. They are a non-profit organization that helps families of officers killed in the line of duty as well as running summer programs for kids and teens. 100% of the money I'm able to raise will go directly to this group.
Any amount of money you can contribute will go to a great organization and help families in their biggest time of need. You can make a flat donation or put in 50 cents or a dollar for each floor I'll be climbing.
Thank you for helping out.