especially proud of Cpt. Mattew Renaud, Engineer Operator RobertBebee, Firefighter Robert Garner, and Firefighter Anne Sullivan - for they paid the ultimate price in the line of duty.As every Houston firefighter readily does; they quickly responded to thecall of duty last Friday, and fulfilling our department motto of
Courage,Commitment, and Compassion
proceeded to do their jobs.To the families and loved ones of our fallen firefighters, let me say that Irecognize your sacrifice and I thank you; for you gave more than what isever expected of anyone
you gave a part of yourself, you gave your loved ones!We can never fully convey our sorrow, gratitude, and admiration for these brave individuals, and we can only speculate on what futurecontributions they may have made to our department,But as it stands today, they gave it their all and for that we will beforever in their debt and we will never forget.When the Mayday sounded last Friday here in Houston, I truly believeour members left this earthly place and immediately stood at attention onthe row call in Heaven.And rest assured Heaven received an amazing crew; Captain Renaud,Engineer Operator Bebee, Firefighter Garner and Firefighter Sullivanwho I know are ready for any task they are assigned.I know this in my heart because I believe that when we take our last breath on earth; we take our very next breath in Heaven.God Bless the Houston Fire Department and the citizens of Houston.