TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - After losing a brother in blue, first responders completed a tower challenge to honor his life and help raise some money for his family.
This was for fallen Tohono O’Odham police Officer Bryan Brown.
Much like on Sept. 11, when first responders walk stairs in remembrance of the 9/11 attacks, those who wear the badge in Tucson did a similar thing on Thursday, Nov. 12.
Each step they took, they hoped to inch closer to their goal of $15,000.
All the money will go toward helping Ofc. Brown’s family this holiday season.
He is survived by his wife, seven children, four stepchildren, eight grandkids, his siblings, and his father.
To care for them and to honor Brown’s 19 years of service, his friends started a GoFundMe.
As one of Brown’s former coworkers, Det. Julian Garcia said completing the challenge and donating some money is the least he can do to honor his friend.
“I know he would do everything he could to try and set up his future to give everything that he could to his family. So, if there’s anything we can do, myself included, to be able to try and keep that legacy and help provide for his family while he’s gone, that’s what we want to do,” Garcia said.
Garcia said they’re asking the public to get involved, too.
Whether you walk at home or give to the GoFundMe page, every step and dollar counts.