March 25, 2014
Many fire departments sent trucks and crews to a memorial service for Hellsgate Lt. Bobby Mollere Saturday in the Valley. The Hellsgate volunteer died while qualifying for another year as a wildland firefighter. His comrades gathered to tell stories about him.
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Rest in peace, Lt. Mollere
The tone out crackled across the Payson 911 scanners at 11 a.m. Saturday and the recording later echoed through a stately Phoenix church, past panes of stained glass and pews full of firefighters from around the state dressed in their best.