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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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Last alarm for one of our own

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.

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