Tucson Fire Department
Tyler Menke, a firefighter for Tucson Fire Department was on scene for a helicopter crash on July 28, 2010. The helicopter was on fire but Menke disappeared from sight as he walked into the flames.
He emerged carrying a man still connected to his seat and the victim was rushed to hospital. Although the victim later died, his family was able to say goodbye because of Menke's heroic actions.
We are proud to have Tyler Menke, Nicole Crowson and Dan Gutierrez as our 2011 recipients of "Hero of the Year."
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