Pleasanton area Department of Public Safety Troopers (l-r) Trent Greebon and Waylon Rogers climbed a mountain late in June to honor fallen officers through an organization named Cops on Top. Annual climbing expeditions are planned each year to bring awareness to the public of the dangers, stress and life-altering effects on the average police officer. By climbing the highest point in their respective state, these officers dedicate the climb to honor those officers who have been killed while protecting and serving their communities. A memorial is placed on each summit attempted. To honor their fellow fallen officers, Troopers Greebon and Rogers climbed the highest peak in Texas— Guadalupe Peak in the Guadalupe Mountains near Van Horn. The annual Summit for Heroes memorial climb dates back to 2006 and is one of the largest memorial climbing events the organization conducts. Rogers is the son of Bennie and Elizabeth Rogers of Rockdale. He is the grandson of the late Fred and Eva Pounders and the late Tom and Marie Rogers.
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