Statement From Mayor Stanton Re: Officer Raetz and Firefighter Harper

May 19, 2013

Public safety is a family, and our Phoenix public safety family is rallying around the loved ones of our deceased heroes, Firefighter Bradley Harper and Officer Daryl Raetz.

Over the next few days and weeks, our city will show its full support for all of our police officers, firefighters and first responders and their families so they know when they risk their lives for the people of Phoenix, they do so with the full appreciation of our community.  

May 19, 2013 will go down in history as a tragic day in Phoenix, but will also be remembered as a day the people of the City of Phoenix wrapped their arms around our firefighters and police officers.

Having spent much of the evening with the families and co-workers of our deceased heroes, I have an even greater appreciation for the brotherhood and sisterhood that binds together the people in this noble line of work.

-- Mayor Greg Stanton