COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) – In honor of Memorial Day, two fallen Colorado heroes' families are having their mortgages paid off in remembrance of the two who served their country and community.
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation announced today, Wednesday, May 24, that it has paid off the mortgage on the Colorado Springs home of Fountain Police Officer Julian Becerra and the Fountain home of Army Staff Sergeant Micah Walker.
Mortgages of a fallen Fountain Police Officer and an Army Staff Sergeant paid off
The Foundation states it wants to ensure the families left behind will always have a place to call home.
K9 Officer Julian Becerra was enlisted in the United States Air Force in 2006. He spent the next eight years serving his country and following his position at the Air Force, he began a career in law enforcement as a Detention Specialist for the El Paso County Jail.
That’s where the Foundation states, Becerra met his wife Katie who was working as a nurse at that time.
Officer Becerra moved to Colorado and joined the Fountain Police Department, where he was selected for the K9 program in 2020.
On February 11, Officer Becerra died after being fatally injured when he fell from an overpass while chasing carjacking suspects.
Becerra is survived by his wife and his two children, Isabella and Mateo.
Army Staff Sergeant (SSgt) Micah Walker was a member of the 10th Special Forces Group.
SSgt Walker passed away on July 27, 2021, during a training incident at the Army Combat Diver Qualification Course in Key West, Florida.
Before his passing, SSgt Walker spent six years as a missionary with Impact Africa, in Johannesburg, South Africa where he eventually met and married his wife Cori.
Following the birth of their firstborn daughter, the Foundation states that’s when SSgt Walker’s family moved back to Colorado where he enlisted in the United States Army. There, he became a Special Forces Combat Medic.
Ssgt Walker is survived by his wife and their three children.
The Foundation stated they have ensured the family SSgt Walker left behind can stay in the home the family purchased months before his passing.