It’s 10pm at night and even 19 hours later the mind still hasn’t yet absorbed the reality of the situation. How does one make sense of a senseless tragedy? A young mother, a first responder, a wife, a daughter, a sister and a friend taken away so early. Today we lost our sister, Dispatcher Megan Lange, who while driving home from her shift at the Phoenix Fire Department (leaving early on a forced furlough) was murdered by a drunk driver who was going the wrong way on the freeway. During the long hours of the night, we prayed together, we cried together and we held each other close. The hospital corridors were filled with supporters like the Mayor of Phoenix, the city manager, the assistant city manager, the Fire Chief, Assistant chiefs, firefighters, brothers from Local 493 and dozens and dozens and dozens of sisters and brothers of Local 2960.
As our mind is filled with thoughts of Megan and the family she leaves behind, be assured that the union will take care of her husband and her beautiful children. We will mourn with them and give the honor to Megan that is her due. We will always be here for them and always make sure that their needs are met. We will stand with them and be the support that they require, not just now, but in the future as well. That’s what family does.
An account has been set up to assist the family if you wish to contribute. To make a donation, send a check to the UPFFA (United Phoenix Firefighters Association). Please indicate that it is for Megan Lange. Checks may be sent to:
61 E. Columbus Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85012