Crockett couple climbs mountain in honor of friend

Crockett couple climbs mountain in honor of friend
Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff

CROCKETT, TX (KTRE) - A Crockett couple has climbed the highest peak in Texas, and it was all for a good cause.

"It means a whole lot," Mary Jordan said. "We understand the sacrifice that they have made."

It was the second time Jordan along with her husband and Houston County Justice of the Peace Ronnie Jordan and son Jessie Jordan all climbed to the top of Guadalupe Mountain as part of the Cops on Top. The group climbs mountains all across the United States as a way to honor fallen law enforcement officers.

For Mary Jordan, the climb was a personal accomplishment as well.

"Four years ago I had a doctor tell me I wouldn't be able to do this," Mary Jordan said.

Mary said it was hard but she had her husband there to keep her going.

"There are times I want to give up and he encourages me to keep going," Mary Jordan said.

"The sensation is almost unspeakable," Ronnie Jordan said. "To be able to stand up there and look at your surroundings; just to see the beauty that god has made for us is amazing."

Mary Jordan said seeing her son climb to the top was also special.

"It makes my heart proud, just to see the accomplishments he had made in his life," Mary Jordan said.

The three climbed in honor of Adam Sowders, a Burleson County deputy killed last year while serving a warrant and Bobby Franks, a Houston County deputy who died in 2002 and was a friend to the Jordan's.

"He was a great outdoorsmen and great personality and to be able to be outdoors and do it in memory for him is a great honor in its self," Ronnie Jordan said.

The couple say as long as they can walk, they will continue to climb for their heroes.

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