Phoenix firefighter honored with historical marker

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by Associated Press

Video report by Jaime Cerreta

Posted on May 19, 2014 at 6:25 PM

PHOENIX (AP) -- A Phoenix firefighter is being remembered a year after he was accidentally struck and killed while responding to a fire.

The Phoenix Fire Department unveiled an historical marker Monday morning near the area where 23-year-old Brad Harper died.

Authorities say Harper was at the scene of a mulch fire on May 18, 2013 when he became trapped between a fire engine and a door of a rescue ambulance.

A police report found that the driver of the engine did not use a spotter when driving in reverse. The 37,000-pound fire truck ended up hitting Harper.

A two-year veteran of the department, Harper was pronounced dead at a hospital the following morning.

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