Fallen Soldier: Austin Peck

Austin Peck
Dates: Died August 31, 2019
Hometown: Goodyear, AZ
Branch of Service: Firefighter
Rank: Engineer
Player: Colin Prater

Austin Michael Peck, 35, of Goodyear, AZ lost his battle with occupational contrived sinus cancer on August 31, 2019.

As a young boy, Austin always ran toward the sound of sirens and horns. As many young kids are drawn to ice cream trucks, he was drawn to fire trucks and to fire service.

Austin’s first fire job was with Northwest Fire Wild Land District in 2003-2004. He then went to the City of Goodyear and was there for 12 years.

Austin was 5’5” and an animal in strength and endurance. He was a top performer in his fire academy and would often go back on trials and events to encourage and press his classmates on. He was a dedicated team leader. He was driven to succeed, not only for himself but for all those around him.

His funeral procession had miles of fire trucks, ambulances, and police vehicles, including two helicopter escorts - and over 2,000 people saying goodbye and honoring a true public servant.

Peck was sincere, kind, gentle, strong, and simple – qualities he and his wife shared so deeply and which he passed on to his young daughters, Marley and Harper.