PHOENIX -- Those who knew firefighter Brad Harper say they are devastated by the loss.
However, on Monday night two of Harper's closest friends shared some of their fondest memories with 3TV.
They tells us Harper always wanted to be a firefighter, not just any firefighter, but a Phoenix firefighter.
"He didn't want to work for other places.For almost as long as I've known him he wanted to be with Phoenix Fire Dept," said Tim McCord, a childhood friend.
McCord and Harper met nearly a decade ago, the two even lived together before Harper married his high school sweetheart, Lena, just 6 months ago.