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Lakewood, fire district to honor 19 Arizona firefighters

Post by Christian Hill / The News Tribune on July 8, 2013 at 6:25 pm with No Comments »
July 8, 2013 6:25 pm

The city of Lakewood and West Pierce Fire and Rescue will fly their flags at half-staff and encourage residents to observe a moment of silence Tuesday, July 9, in remembrance of the 19 Arizona firefighters killed in a wildfire last week.

The day coincides with a memorial service for the firefighters that Vice President Joe Biden will attend.

Mayor Don Anderson, a former volunteer firefighter, alluded to the November 2009 murder of four Lakewood police officers when he stated in a press release that the city shares a “special understanding of the loss suffered by their families and community.”

Added West Pierce Deputy Fire Chief Mitch Sagers: “The tragic loss of the 19 firefighters in Arizona has deeply saddened the collective fire service. West Pierce Fire & Rescue mourns for their community, their fire department, and the families of these brave, young heroes who selflessly answered their last alarm.”

The city and fire district will send a joint letter of condolence to the mayor and fire chief of Prescott, Ariz., where the firefighters worked.

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