Statement of Senator Lara on Tragic Shooting of Long Beach Firefighters

June 25, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) released this statement on the shooting of two Long Beach firefighters and a civilian today at a senior care facility. Fire Captain David Rosa, a 17-year veteran of the department, died.

“We are still learning about what happened today at the Covenant Manor apartments in Long Beach. But what we know is that we lost Captain David Rosa, a 17-year veteran of the department. He leaves a family in mourning and a community in shock.

“This tragic shooting reminds us of the risks that our brave firefighters take every day to protect us. They did not know what awaited them, but they knew that the lives of more than 100 senior residents might depend on them.

“They upheld their duty as first responders and I will work with our local officials to make sure we honor our commitment to them and their families.”