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County Executive Laura Neuman Directs County Flags Lowered to Honor Fallen Firefighters in Arizona

Publish Date: 07/01/2013
Nineteen firefighters killed in wildfire, 22 others injured
 
Annapolis, Maryland (July 1, 2013) — Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman today directed all County flags lowered to half mast to honor 19 Arizona firefighters who lost their lives while battling a wildfire on Sunday.  
 
“I want to honor the brave men and women who lost their lives or were injured battling the wildfire in Arizona,” said County Executive Neuman.  “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the fallen heroes and the Arizona community as they deal with this tragic loss.”
 
The wildfire was started Friday by a lightening strike.  The fallen firefighters were members of the “Hot Shots”, a specially trained, elite team of firefighters.


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