PTSD from two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan has ravaged former Army Sgt. Derek Tope.
Boxing embedded in the Mexican Culture
Deeply rooted in the Mexican culture is the sport of boxing.
With deaths of border crossers tracked differently from state to state, reliable numbers are hard to come by.
Phoenix Police officer Jason Schecterle received 3rd and 4th degree burns on about half of his body after his Crown Victoria patrol car was rear-ended by a taxi exceeding 100mph. More than 50 surgeries later, he describes himself as the luckiest man alive.
The international border that divides the U.S. and Mexico has been a constant struggle of illegal immigration, drug flow and human trafficking.
Michael Chow is a senior photographer/videographer/FAA licensed drone pilot for The Arizona Republic/USA Today Network.
He worked at The Tacoma News Tribune briefly before joining The Phoenix Gazette in 1989. He’s been in the desert through the newspaper’s merger with The Republic in 1997.
A graduate of San Jose State University, Chow has won numerous national and local awards including: