Event History

In 2008, a special day was created to honor fallen Tucson Police Officer Erik Hite and to thank our brave law enforcement members who serve our state and put their lives at risk everyday. Heroes Day has been expanded to recognize and thank all first responders in Southern Arizona. Groups recognized include Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, EMTs, Border Patrol, US Military, US Forest Service, etc. Heroes Day nominees have gone above and beyond on in a specific event.

This Event is a partnership between Banner - University Medical Center and Jack Furrier Tire & Auto Care who are committed to giving back to the community they serve. In addition to honoring the heroes at the awards ceremony, Jack Furrier Tire & Auto Care provides complimentary lunch on this special day for all uniformed first responders at participating locations. Please refer to participating locations on the home page.


Senator McCain speaks for Heroes Day