Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope issued this statement on behalf of the city council:
Today our City grieves and expresses prayers for the loss of the two First Responders who lost their lives today in the line of duty and to the injured Fire Fighter. This is a tragic event. Our hearts go out to the families and likewise to the brave men and women who serve in Lubbock Fire Rescue and in the Lubbock Police Department. Public service is a high calling, and we are indebted to those who serve and protect our lives and safety each and every day. I ask you to offer your prayers and comforting thoughts in light of today’s tragic events.
Mayor Dan Pope