Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

The funeral services to honor Phoenix firefighter Brad Harper took place Friday afternoon in Peoria.

Harper passed away on Saturday night after being pinned between a fire truck and an ambulance while fighting a mulch fire in south Phoenix.

Dozens of people lined the procession route that extended from the North Valley to downtown Phoenix to pay their respects, including Patrick Moukheiber. He stood proudly along 67th Avenue waving an American flag.

"The entire community feels pain," Moukheiber said. "I just want them to know that I am with them."

The 23-year-old's tragic passing has also highlighted the level of dedication, respect and love the Phoenix Fire Department shows their fallen comrades.

"We've had [Harper] with company 24/7. So we've never left his side until he has his final resting place," Phoenix Fire Captain Tony Mure said.

Harper's passing has shed new light upon the mourning and grieving process within the Phoenix Fire Department.

"We've been all night long sitting by his side, whether we're at the coroner's office or we're at the mortuary, we've never left him alone," Mure said. "That's the dedication for the brother and sisterhood of our fallen."

Harper's final resting place will be Greenwood Memorial Cemetery.

Sandra Haros , Reporter

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.
  • CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company

    SCF Arizona has a new name. They are now CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company.
  • Taylor Morrison

    World Class People. World Class Company. We are a national home builder committed to building homes inspired by you.
  • Go Daddy

    World Class People. World Class Company. Go Daddy is a Fortune 100 "Best Companies to Work For."
  • Avnet

    World Class People. World Class Company. Here's information on a Fortune 500 company from Arizona.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Working For Arizona

    The business and economics of Arizona at the start of 2014 and looking forward.
  • Arizonans In Need

    Putting a focus on charities and organizations who provide help and/or need your help to fulfill their missions.
close

Share: