Diamondbacks to honor fallen Phoenix Firefighter Brad Harper

PHOENIX - Prior to their game Friday versus the Cincinnati Reds, the Arizona Diamondbacks will honor the life of  fallen Phoenix firefighter Brad Harper at Chase Field.

Harper's widow, Lena, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at 6:30 p.m. surrounded by friends, family and several firefighters from the same academy where he was stationed.

Harper was pinned between two fire vehicles and suffered severe injuries while fighting a mulch fire on May 18 near 39th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road.

He died the next day at the age of 23.

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