Posted: 10:56 p.m.
A firefighter and a police officer were both killed in the line of duty in separate incidents late Saturday night and early Sunday morning in Phoenix.
Firefighter Bradley Harper, 23, and police officer Daryl Raetz, 29, both died while responding to calls.
Harper was pinned between two emergency vehicles while responding to a fire Saturday night.
Early Sunday morning, Raetz was struck and killed by an SUV on the scene of a DUI investigation.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and the police chief offered condolences to the victims' families during a press conference Sunday morning.
"We lost two of our finest. We are so blessed to have, in my opinion, the finest fire department and police department in the entire country, and, last night, we lost two of our heroes that will also go down in history because it shows how close out city can become," Stanton said.
Governor Jan Brewer said in a statement, "No words of mine can ease sorrow this deep for the family and friends of these two men, nor the brothers and sisters in uniform who served alongside them.
But we can hold high their memory - and in so doing honor the service and sacrifice of those who daily risk their lives on behalf of ours."
Harper was a two-year member of the Phoenix Fire Department.
Raetz was a six-year member of the police department.
Raetz was also an Iraq war veteran, who leaves behind a wife and child.
Investigators are still searching for the driver of the SUV that struck the officer.