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Two fallen Hotshots were Pima Community College graduates

Bill Warneke Bill Warneke

Pima Community College Chancellor Lee Lambert addressed the school faculty regarding two former students who passed while in the line of duty fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire on June 30.


We were deeply saddened to learn this afternoon that two of the 19 firefighters who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire near Prescott are graduates of Pima Community College. Garret Zuppiger earned an Arizona General Education Curriculum-Arts degree in Liberal Arts in 2006 and William Warneke earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Science in 2012.

Garret, William and their 17 brave colleagues died as they fought to save the lives and property of their fellow Arizonans. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families, friends and the communities they served.

Lee Lambert,


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