Hundreds Remember Fallen Heroes

By: Kristen Ross Email
By: Kristen Ross Email

Emergency agencies from across the state turned out at PHI's local headquarters at Coulter Field, where a day of remembrance began.

"We hold flags to honor the family," Patriot Guard Rider Gregg Carter said. "Whether it's a soldier, or whether it's a first responder they're all standing up for us."

Wednesday, hundreds stood up for the fallen PHI crew. To remember the three local heroes, and the countless lives they helped save.

"They often got the worst of the worst. Most of the time that's when we call for them, so we can get someone to the hospital faster," Luther Olden with the Montgomery County Hospital District said.

Emergency personnel from all across the state turned out to show their support. Crews from Montgomery County, East Texas, and Tomball, all felt the same sense of loss.

"It was just devastation," John Tieman with Tomball EMS said. "It's a big loss to lose anybody in our line of work."

Big lines formed to show their appreciation for the trio's service. People came by air, by bike, and vehicles of all shapes and sizes.

They all came for one reason.

"Honor them and let them know we value everything they gave and let the families know we're here to support them," Tieman said.

A support system that hopes to help the families down this long and rocky road.

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