Mayor Gallego Statement on Public Safety Response to Triple Homicide

PHOENIX- Yesterday, our city’s public safety officers responded to the scene of a heartbreaking triple homicide. Three innocent children lost their lives. This atrocity defies the realms of one’s worst nightmares. Our thoughts are foremost with the victims and their family members as they navigate this painful and complex time.

I also want to take a moment to give my gratitude to those public safety personnel who responded to the crime scene and are currently investigating. This is an investigation that will undoubtedly stick with these individuals for the rest of their lives. It is horrific cases, like this one, that should give us all pause to thank the first responders who face this unimaginable situation head on while answering the call to public service.

Please keep these patrol officers, homicide investigators, firefighters, paramedics, crime scene technicians, lab personnel, duty commanders, dispatchers, employee assistance unit personnel, and police public information officers in your thoughts.