RALEIGH - Memorial run at Fire Station 6 to remember Raleigh firefighters that have died during their time of service. The Raleigh's Finest 5K included a fun run as well as a foot race. This is the third year for the event, which was conceived and organized by the wives of Andrew "A.J." Johnson and Harry "Flip" Kissinger, who passed away in automobile accidents in December 2008 and December 2009, respectively. Proceeds benefit the North Carolina Fallen Firefighters and the 200 Club of Wake County.
Remembered members of the Raleigh Fire Department are Morgan J. McLamb (2013), J. Scott Nipper (2011), Harry P. "Flip" Kissinger (2009), Andrew J. "A. J." Johnson (2009), George E. Crocker (2008), Herman S. Jones, line of duty death (2008), Ronald C. Arch (2005), R. Merton King (1995), Theodore J. Calvert (1990), John W. Gardner (1990), William H. Wall (1987), Harold R. Faison (1984), Milton A. Adams (1982), F. Laurel Blake (1979), Robert S. Moody (1979), Charles E. Kelley (1978), John W. Holmes (1977), Lealon T. Frazier (1975), Clarence R. Puryear (1974), Joe A. Broughton (1973), Lucius Q. Godwin (1968), J. Theo Honeycutt (1968), David L. Brannan (1967), Paul A. Mimms, line of duty death (1965), James P. Blake (1964), Dempsie D. Collins (1964), Otho J. Warren (1963), Labon B. Perry (1958), Vernon J. Smith, line of duty death (1956), Alvin B. Lloyd (1955), Durwood H. Parrish (1936), John W. Peatross (1935), Eugene A. Lasater (1930), Paul L. Morgan (1927), Lewis F. Hicks (1926), William H. Denning (1925).
Mike Legeros photographs.