Maricopa Police Department Sgt. Hal Koozer hits a drive on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Brian Petersheim Jr.

The sixth annual Silent Heroes Golf Tournament raised money Sunday for first responders.

The benefit, which teed off with a shotgun start, was hosted at The Duke at Rancho El Dorado Golf Club.

Proceeds from the scramble event will go toward scholarships for the children of Pinal County first responders, plus Maricopa Police Department K-9 units and restoration of the Maricopa Fire/Medical Department’s historic 1949 fire engine.

Event organizer Rosemary Quesenberry and her husband Eddie Rivera, who retired after 38 years with the Seattle Police Department, have distributed about $23,000 to benefit first responders over the past five years. She said 100% of the proceeds go to charity.

Prizes were awarded Sunday for closest to the pin, low team scores and others. A silent auction was also held.

The organization hoped to raise $4,000-$5,000, Quesenberry said.

InMaricopa’s Brian Petersheim Jr. was there to capture the action.