STATEMENT: Mayor Garcetti on the Passing of LAFD Firefighter Kelly Wong
June 5, 2017
“Kelly Wong was the best of who we are and what we aspire to be: an outstanding young man, a skilled professional, and a dedicated father who committed himself to serving the people of our city — selflessly, and like all members of the Los Angeles Fire Department, at tremendous personal risk. My heart is broken by his passing, and my prayers are with his wife Danielle, his son Colton, and everyone who loved, respected, and admired him.
There will be a thorough inquiry into the tragic accident that cost Firefighter Wong his life, and a full review of training protocols and procedures so that we can take every possible step to prevent such an incident from ever happening again. We owe nothing less to our brave first responders.” — Mayor Eric Garcetti
Mayor Garcetti has ordered that all flags on City of Los Angeles property be flown at half-staff in honor and memory of Firefighter Kelly Wong.