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Calling all "Prayer Warriors"- JOY A COLLURA is officially in "whistleblowing" mode in 2022-

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Destroying Business Records on a Historically Significant Fire is illegal.

Also, illegally redacting Yavapai County Sheriff's Office (YCSO) body cams recordings are also unacceptable.


Ephesians 6: 10-18 (KJV); Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.


from my mother - Facebook gif on 2-5-22:



Do you know what is very sad about all this, Yavapai County Sheriff's Office ( YCSO )? having to waste the time to counter your YCSO's June 2021-June 2022 notice to me that YCSO are building a Criminal case against me.

What is up with that ???

Saying I have to wait until "Discovery" to see anything, they still have my custom "No Trespassing" signs "in Evidence"

And you YCSO know full well my current health, so then, how odd is all this?

Seems I go from the malpractices of the medical world to now seeing this rubbish, which could be classified as likely law enforcement malpractice, right? If I shared it all that I have experienced since June 30, 2013, you may feel the same.

My father, if he were still alive, would know how to handle these folks- he worked as an officer in his lifetime besides helping to build the Twin Towers in New York and the tallest building in Arizona.

I know it has confused former YCSO deputy, Dan, down the street. He never liked me in all this Yarnell stuff. Life was much simpler before Yarnell Hill Fire 2013. And he used to be employed by YCSO back in the day.

I have posts already out there showing the evidence that there is no legitimate case. Here are the links to those posts:

It is odd.

Consider now the email thread below between myself and the Arizona State Ombudsman, Danee Garone, here:

answered two questions:


I asked for an update on my complaint I made 141 days, 22 hours, 58 minutes and 13 seconds ago and still nothing from Garone and it is 2/5/22:

STILL NOTHING from any of them.

This has been appx. 240 days since I filed original request so really, I should have the body cam redactions lifted already. I got two duplicate CDs recently and so then, I am owed $30.00 refund. Nothing yet.


I asked for their YCSO Chain of Command (Organizational Chart) so we will see ---

I received the chart:



In the above email states:

"The next step is that Sgt. Ashby will long form charges for trespassing (this is NOT a civil matter) to the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office." ---

"It is at this time that all evidence in this matter would be turned over to your chosen attorney, public defender etc." ---

"the evidence presented against you and to attempt to reach a conclusion without having a trial."

This is me calling Yarnell Court 9-20-21 and I used a professional transcription software so you will notice our names and times and some of what was relevantly to this post and what was said:

As of 2-3-22- I only received two duplicates of same one I got months ago - no redactions lifted and I appealed again now twice and requested $30.00 refund. Nothing else yet.

My history with Sgt Ashby's Supervisor, Lieutenant. Jarrod Winfrey:

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I am a law-abiding citizen yet in 2022, I will take the records to the GMHS / GMIHC Family Advocates and let them learn what I had to accept when searching for Dec 1, 2014, Sgt Ashby's "bad manners towards me" recording.

It is difficult to have to see the document especially all these years how I have been treated on being one of the last people with the GMIHC and I was on the Weavers, and I am alive to share about the matter than to see this file. It was disturbing.

It is disturbing. The hard part for me was seeing the associations and WHO they are tied in with from the GMHS / GMIHC and their family and friends of the people who collected the items and handed it to another. That should not be allowed, and it should be a Conflict of Interest.

If I was that deputy that week and I just learned my associate and or associate to the families just died - I would state to my Superior I cannot be handed these items because I am personally and or professionally associated to some in the GMIHC Family & Friend area. You did not though. You signed the document as taking the items. What happened from that point on? Did you tell the entire facts to your associates? Did you tell little bit of information? Why haven't you been named in any SAIT SAIR or ADOSH report or even to this day on something so crucial like what was in your hands, sir - why is there no public area especially the Investigation Reports where you announce what you collected right near the _______??? Yes, .29 miles away from the Deployment Zone. Why, sir?

So then, you can see why I really feel uneased because ... who ... "out of the blue" were a thorn to me in 2021 and 2022 - but the ______ and so do you get me here.

Watch the YCSO body cams of the interaction between the ____ and YCSO--- they spoke about an injunction was denied on one of the cams in regard to me

but I asked for that document from the Courts and YCSO and neither have provided me of this "denied" order of protection document and why am I being refused to have a copy??? Very off. Very odd. I should know how they are attempting to allegedly/falsely portray me to Authorities and a Yarnell Judge.

and yet I had zero interactions with either of them at that point except the Yavapai College book signing event and they were good and kind to me (recorded event) and even when I saw Lee Helm 4-11-21 (recorded event) he was decent so believe you me when I saw this document it made me wonder --- why are they treating me this way?

They even got Basden all worked up. There were enough witnesses though on a recent event where Basden was less than appropriate to another up there so I ponder at times who I would do a 'cease and desist' and like I said I am countering building my case against all of them now. Right!?

Why would something like that information be hidden from the official reports? or from the Public at Large? You all had many years to let the officials, families and I know. Yes me. I am the one who gathered the most documentation and I deserve to know that too especially on a fire I almost died on.

I just want the public records to figure it all out. Take documents to lead to a conclusion versus listening to others' narratives. How does that make me feel how I got treated like I have over the years?

Many and too many treat me bad. Makes zero sense. Just because I want to learn the documented truth vs narratives to a fire I eye witnessed and almost died on that fire.

I rarely see anyone recognizing that I have every right to figure out why I almost died on June 30, 2013.

Instead, I have people locally new to area the past few years speak like you will hear on YCSO body cam here---marker 48:23:

I asked from this entity's ( YCSO ) stuff to do with Yarnell 2013 (Public Records) --- the thousands of documents I have, they did not come from YCSO but another entity who technically is not the Custodian of Records yet here we are - I have the files and then some ... ???

--- what gives YCSO????

Yet they have the manners as you see here towards me. Link to the videos: Joy Collura - YouTube

I think it is rubbish how they are most likely coaching if you watch my path since 2013.

Again, I was told YCSO had an alleged 'storage fire' when asking for some records, so I went to City of Prescott and did this request that took 97 days to fulfill it, see:


I attached YCSO email document to PRR but since it has been removed so here it is again:

There were NO REPLIES to the above emails---and I even did it again with the YCSO PRR Supervisor in 2022 when I was very unwell and kept dreaming about this alleged 'storage fire' that happened that was why I was not given the YHF 2013 records in its entirety, so I wanted to make sure I kept documented this topic because 12-31-21 I discovered the YCSO folder in the voluminous AZSF PRR that I received ages ago:


I am now going to make a post just on ONE document/file - just to show what YCSO told ADOSH was illegal when stating "destroy" in the letter YCSO sent to ADOSH on they had 30 days to get items before they were released or destroyed. I will break it down in laymen terms. Here is one of the files:

What I find interesting about this letter is that Yavapai County Sheriff's Office was making the statement "destroyed" to the ADOSH Investigators ... on 19 deaths - Why such a deadline ??? A lot of data and a lot of people to reach and a lot of people died so how can you destroy something when there was so much data and a lot of people to reach about hows and whys on why firefighters died and the local affects as well.

I would think more time should have been granted especially when in 2013 the Investigators had to deal with Employee Furlough concerns. And their interview inquiries were being blocked by the whole restrictive Touhy regulations and the archaic Federal Housekeeping statute were used to restrict USFS interviews. It gives the Federal Departments full control of their employees and their records. Many stressful blocks were placed upon all the Investigators...more so on ADOSH Investigators than the SAIT - SAIR, in my humble opinion.

Especially when you read what the original incoming inventory sheet read which I will have in this post down below (redacted for the blog- I still have to meet with the GMHS / GMIHC loved ones and the 'Family Advocate' with the AZSF who gave me these records and that is in action to happen).

I mean if one is doing a true assessment or a book - it will be filed in my way of thinking as narratives/perceptions/agendas only.

Whereas, I give you the documents for free even though many of these records costs me huge amounts of monies, so we all as the Public at Large can make our own individual proper assessment versus the "deadline" product we all saw in 2013.

Official YCSO letter to Bruce Hanna. see below:


The word "destroyed" would hold no weight and I will explain later but these are the actual documents (below) that would happen next on any "Historically Significant" Wildland Fire Fatalities - the records are permanent. i.e.

'Do not destroy them' -see:

Let me walk you through this ... I am getting less than proper ethical and professional treatment since I began pulling FOIAs and Public Records

( PRRs ) since 2014.

It is NOT up to any public official's whims to pick and choose who or what to redact. I have seen that over and over.

There are RULES and LAWS about that. Some feel exempt from it.

Whether or not the 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire was both a 'disaster' AND ( hence ) a "Historical Fire" it not a matter of opinion.

Let me show you...

It has been CODIFIED as such.

It has been LEGALLY declared and codified as such at every level that matters... by County, State and Federal agencies.

On the morning of July 1, 2013... Arizona State Governor Jan Brewer SIGNED a 'Declaration of Disaster' for the 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire... and at 10:30 AM that same morning she ANNOUNCED this fact in her first public press conference following the tragic loss of the GM Hotshots.

The same day... the Yavapai County Board of Commissioners officially issued their OWN "Declaration of Disaster" for Yavapai County and the community of Yarnell. This Yavapai County "Declaration of Disaster" was then RATIFIED at the Yavapai County Board of Commissioners meeting on August 5, 2013.

On September 12, 2013... the FEDERAL U.S. Small Business Agency issued their own official "Declaration of Disaster" for the June 30, 2013, Yarnell Hill Fire and the community became immediately available to access funds from their own Federal level Disaster Relief Funds.

So that's the 'full monty' on the Official "Disaster Declarations" at the County, State and FEDERAL levels.

So ALL RECORDS that pertain to the "Historic" Disaster known as the 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire are now ( and have always been ) REQUIRED BY LAW to have a RETENTION PERIOD of PERMANENT ( FOREVER ).

The destruction, tampering or obfuscation of any/all public records related to this Historic disaster would be ILLEGAL.

Consider now, the Arizona State and Local Agencies Retention Schedule for "Firefighting and Prevention" Records GS-1024 Rev 1. which specifically deals with how to preserve "Wildfire Report Records - Historical":

NOTE: As you already know very well... when it mentions 'retention period' in these rules and regulations that ALSO means that for ANYTHING related to the Historic Yarnell Hill Fire... that "retention period" is required by LAW to be PERMANENT ( FOREVER ).



Consider now, Public Records on the June 30, 2013, AFUE records and June 1990 Dude Fire email thread:

March 7, 2013, City of Prescott transferred out of CITY OF PRESCOTT nothing except Arizona State Forestry did archive these items: Fire investigation reports, fire summary reports, executive summary reports on fires, safety review reports on fires, fire maps, FEMA Financial documents, Fire incident reports, air operations and nothing else- that is fishy to me. Is it to you?

Also, remember when asking for Public Records they went by AZSF not DFFM like they do now. So then, ask for AZSF records not DFFM records because they can say no records under DFFM for 2013 because it was named differently.

All those decades went by, where they never transferred any documents except on the very year my life and Sonny's were almost taken but 19 men lives did die June 30, 2013. Why? Why all those years and decades passed by and nothing, but you decide to move them that YEAR, 2013--- and near the time that VIP meeting happened in Prescott, Arizona. ??? Yeah, I have that too but to avoid litigation because of certain online laws I will keep that "back channel" but a week later the VIP meeting happened.

Last night I had a retired Criminal Investigator pretty much ask when I will hang my towel up and feel I am done with the Yarnell Fire 2013, and I replied more people should have focus on this area to help lessen Wildland Firefighter Fatalities. More people should donate to Wildland Firefighter Foundation, so they have the proper resources to properly help the ones in deep need.

What is different between retired Criminal Investigators/many others and me --- I am not in this for agendas or books or films --- and that was why the past week laid heavy for me because as much as the file belongs in a "tell-all" film or documentary - I am deeply affected and traumatized with current terrible health care even my local medical professionals sent me this:

So then when I saw YCSO sign off on this document and its contents.

Man, I was just looking for the "bad manners" Sgt Ashby recording December 1, 2014. So then, to see a document like I did ---

YCSO and AZSF: you both have a professional and ethical duty to tell the families first - not me --- once you notify me that you did - the rest of the file that I own will be released to the Public at Large.

What you will read below is accession number A-2013-079 Creator Arizona State Forestry Division RG 195 SG 1 FIRE and I confirmed the date ( photo of email thread here ) and they were transferred with Arizona State Archives and it was one week before they met with politicians at an Arizona Academy with Emergency Mgmt and Fire Industry Folks and APS. I want that noted for the Public Records. I have the physical photos yet excluding them for "safe keeping."

Did the SAIT - SAIR document that in their notetaking? Did ADOSH? or the attorneys for the GMIHC and Yarnell homeowners, Craig Knapp or McGroder?

In the entire HISTORY of the Arizona State Forestry, months before the BIGGEST Wildland Fire blunder, they archived these records.

I find that fact peculiar, but even more, so the VIP meeting that occurred one week later. Yet this VIP members at minimum included: Prescott Mayor Marlin Kuykendall (RiP); Hugh Francis Valleye, Yavapai County Emergency Management; Mikel Cole, Arizona Public Service; Marcie Slay, Yavapai County Emergency Management; Chief Mike Kuykendall, Cottonwood Fire Department; Yavapai County Supervisor Craig Brown; Chief Chris Zazain, Sedona Fire Department; Academy Incident Commander Peter Gordon; Denny Foulk, Yavapai County Emergency Management; Tony Sciacca, AWIMA Academy Director; Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Liaison Officer Gary Nordyke, PIO-F Celeste Gordon explain the check-in process to Secretary of State Ken Bennett, PIO-F Celeste Gordon with Yavapai County Supervisor Craig Brown and if there were more - that is all I own the records on to prove one week after the files were moved this meeting happened. I wish I was a "fly" on that wall to hear what was actually discussed.


Now, on to some of the file that I wanted to present to YCSO and AZSF to let those entities figure a way to share it to the GMHS / GMIHC families first.

Then I know I went officially through the above chain of command before the rest is released in 2022.