Those who serve

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On the homefront

On the homefront

By Amanda Roberson By day, Sgt. Maj. Ramon Barajas is a master of munitions charged with keeping inventory on all weapons at the Luke Air Force Base in Glendale. By night, he applies his keen organizational skills to a different task – juggling carpool, dinner and movie nights to care for his young daughters on […]




 LPM Staff

Everyday Heroism

Everyday  Heroism

A typical day for Carlos Pisaño is anything but ordinary. As a City of Phoenix Fire Department firefighter paramedic, he may find himself in a Arizona Highway Patrol helicopter plucking an injured hiker from the steep slope of a  mountain; administering free immunizations to hundreds of children; or delivering life-saving treatment to an injured accident […]




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100 Club rescues those who rescue us

100 Club rescues those who rescue us

When Phoenix Police Officer Nick Erfle was shot in the line of duty last September, the 100 Club of Arizona provided immediate financial and emotional  relief. Erfle, 33, was shot and killed in central Phoenix. The officer had been trying to arrest a suspect when the two struggled and the suspect pulled his gun and […]




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Brothers earn captain, battalion chief berths at Glendale Fire

Brothers earn captain, battalion chief berths at Glendale Fire

Last December Alex and Norma Morales drove to Glendale’s City Council chambers to sit among family members and friends as their two sons advanced in the Glendale Fire Department. In the ceremony, son Paul, 40, was promoted to fire captain. These were moments that made their parents happier than a chance to ride on a […]




 Ruben Hernandez

Behind the camera

Behind the camera

When Latino veterans and decorated heroes of World War II came home to Phoenix, they knew they had yet another mission: To change patterns of discrimination against Latinos in Arizona. Pete Dimas, a history professor at Phoenix College, chronicled the story of these Latinos in his documentary, Los Veteranos of World War II: A Mission […]




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