Source: Mohave County Sheriff’s Office (Information):
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Kingman, Arizona: Mohave County Sheriff’s Deputy Williams has completeed a climbing steps challenge at Kingman High School in honor of New York Fire Department Firefighter Paul Ruback.
According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, last year, Deputy Williams participated in the 9/11 Tower Challenge, which was attended by hundreds of first responders at an arena in Phoenix. This year’s challenge looked much different. Deputy Williams was able to complete the challenge at a venue of his choosing so he chose to run the bleachers at Kingman High School. Deputy Williams recreated the 110 flights of stairs (2071 steps) climbed by the New York City first responders during the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
This year, Deputy Williams climbed the steps in honor of FDNY Firefighter Paul Ruback (50 years old) of Ladder Co. 25, who died saving lives and was known for carrying his Bible with him at work. Ruback was nearing retirement but still chose to respond and was lost on that tragic day.
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Great work Mohave County Sheriff’s Deputy Williams for completing the climbing steps challenge, and may we always honor New York Fire Department Firefighter Paul Ruback and all of our first responders for all they do and sacrifice for helping, saving and protecting people’s lives.