Sunday, May 19, 2013

A very tough 24 hours for Phoenix first responders

From (Phoenix channel 5), written by Phil Benson -

A Phoenix police officer and a city firefighter have been killed in two separate incidents, city officials said a news briefing Sunday morning.

Bradley Harper, 23, a two-year veteran of the Phoenix Fire Department, died after being crushed between two fire vehicles at a mulch fire Saturday near Lower Buckeye and 35th Avenue, said Phoenix Fire Chief Bob Khan.

Darryl Raetz, 29, a six-year veteran of the Phoenix Police Department, died from injuries suffered in a hit-and-run crash early Sunday morning, said Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia.

KPNX (Phoenix channel 12) has video of the press briefing here.

Condolences go out to the families, friends and colleagues of the two first responders who gave their lives while working to protect public safety.

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