Here I sit listening to the Miles Davis classic ‘KIND OF BLUE’ (because I am). Before I get started on my anti-Phoenix rant, this being Memorial Day, I want to first make mention of all the servicemen that the U.S. government knowingly left behind as prisoners in Asian countries after the Korean and Vietnam Wars (or, “police actions”, to be more accurate).
PHOENIX -- A Phoenix firefighter has died after being pinned between two emergency vehicles while responding to a fire.
According to officials, Bradley Harper, 23, got caught between an ambulance and a fire truck as the two were trying to pass each other on a narrow road.
The crews were responding to a mulch fire at a business in southwest Phoenix at 39th Ave. and Lower Buckeye Rd. around 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
I am sincerely sorry that Brad Harper lost his life and my sympathy goes out to his family and friends. I myself lost too many friends at way too young an age, so I can definitely understand the pain.
BRAD HARPER FUNERAL PROCESSION ROUTE FROM THE CHURCH TO THE CEMETERY
The procession will leave the church and go east on Happy Valley Road to 67th Ave.
South on 67th. Ave. to the Loop 101
East on the 101 to the I-17 transition
South on I-17 to the McDowell Off-ramp
West on McDowell to 27th Avenue
South on 27th Avenue to the entrance (under the extended Ladder-trucks) into the cemetery on the East side of 27th. Ave.
ADDITIONAL ROADWAY RESTRICTIONS
A Hard-closure will occur at 1545 hours on the westbound side of Van Buren, starting at the East-side of the freeway overpass to 27th. Ave, during the graveside ceremony.
A Hard-closure will also occur on McDowell Westbound, starting at the East-side of the freeway overpass to 27th. Ave, only during procession movement.
Media will stage at the Christ's Church of the Valley on an elevated area directly South & East of the main entrance doors. [...] Bottled water will be provided.
Media will stage at Greenwood Memorial Cemetery between 24th and 25th Avenues on Van Buren in predesignated area just inside the West gate. All media vehicles will be staged on Van Buren (Just West of the metal fence on the North side of Van Buren). [...] Bottled water will be provided.
Funeral at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, May 24 at Christ's Church of the Valley (CCV)
7007 W. Happy Valley Road
Peoria, AZ 85383
Internment to follow at Greenwood Memorial Cemetery
719 N. 27th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85009
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