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Ike and I served together at Tampa Fire Department. He was preparing to take his EMT Exam and I was planning on studying with him in the during the afternoon watch the day of the shooting. Earlier that morning I was transferred to another Station to cover for a Firefighter on Annual Leave. In 2007 The Ike Royal Memorial Award was established at the Tallahassee Fire Academy to honor Ike and is a Prestigious award presented to the student who exemplifies the high standards in every category.– Melvin Stone
I had the honor of working with Isac at Tampa Fire Station1, Tampa Fire Department. Isac was a hard working Firefighter eager to learn and studying for his EMT exams. I was honored to call Isac my friend.. Ken Bass– Kenneth A. Bass