By now you have heard the heartbreaking story of Long Beach Fire Captain David Rosa.
On Monday, as firefighters in Long Beach responded to reports of an explosion and fire at a senior housing facility, Captain Rosa was shot and killed by what police say was a 77-year-old resident of the complex who was targeting another neighbor.
Captain Rosa died of his injuries. Another firefighter and a resident shot at the scene are recovering from their injuries.
Funeral services for Captain Rosa are open to the public and scheduled for:
Tuesday, July 3rd at 10am
Long Beach Arena
300 East Ocean Boulevard
JetBlue Airlines is making a very special offer to fellow firefighters across the U.S. who wish to attend the funeral for Captain Rosa.
According to CBS 2:
"The Long Beach Firefighters Association Local 372 says the airline will cover ticket costs for up to two firefighters from each department, within three days before and three days after the services.
Firefighters will need to call 1-800-JET-BLUE (800-538-2583) and ask for “Fallen Officer Booking”, giving Capt. Rosa’s name and providing the necessary details (fire department & union name/number, badge number and a department email address.)"
It is with deep sadness and tremendous grief that we announce that Captain David Rosa has died from injuries sustained from a gunshot wound he sustained at an emergency incident. Capt. Rosa is a 17 year veteran of our department and is assigned to Station 10. pic.twitter.com/np03fecLQb— Long Beach Fire (CA) (@lbfd) June 25, 2018