Fiesta Bowl will Honor Fallen Fire, Public Safety & Law Enforcement Officials

Friday, November 30, 2012

The 42nd Annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on January 3, 2013 featuring the No. 1 BCS at-large selection pick and the Big 12 Champion at University of Phoenix Stadium will honor four of Arizona’s finest who gave the ultimate sacrifice. They will be honored during a special presentation. The Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and the 100 Club of Arizona have partnered to recognize the fallen as well as their families who have learned to face life without them.

The Four Honorees are:

  • Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie, 30, was shot and killed on patrol near Bisbee, AZ. He served four years with the U.S. Border Patrol and is survived by his wife Christy Lyn and their two daughters.
     
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs Firefighter Anthony Polk, 30, was killed in a vehicle accident while responding to the Montezuma Fire. He served eight years with the BIA-Ft. Yuma and is survived by his parents, siblings and daughter.
     
  • Maricopa County Sheriff’s Deputy William Coleman, 50, was shot and killed in Anthem, AZ on January 8, 2012 while approaching a suspect’s vehicle. He served for 20 years with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. He is survived by his wife Beth and their four children.
     
  • Maricopa County Sheriff’s Deputy David Wargo, 39, died of a result of severe head injuries sustained nine years earlier when he was dragged by a vehicle in a 2003 traffic stop. He served seven years with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office before his injury. He is survived by his wife Lisa and their three sons.

The families will be given tickets to the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and will be recognized on the field at the end of the first quarter.

“The Fiesta Bowl is about more than just football. We are a part of the community and with the community we grieve the loss of these four heroes,” said Fiesta Bowl Executive Director Robert Shelton. “We are honored by the chance to take some time during the 2013 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl to remember not only these brave men, but also the families they left behind.”

Since 1965, the 100 Club of Arizona has recognized over 150 fallen members of Arizona fire, public safety or law enforcement agencies and given more than $6.5 million in financial support. As a nonprofit organization, the 100 Club provides financial assistance and emotional support to the families of public safety officers and firefighters when they are seriously injured or killed in the line of duty, as well as providing resources to enhance the safety and welfare of these heroes through various programs and benefits.

For more information visit 100club.org.