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Mayor Durkan Statement on Death of Deputy Chief Jay Schreckengost

The death of Deputy Chief Jay Schreckengost is a deep loss for our department and our city.  

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Schreckengost family. Nearly 200 members of SFD have spent their mornings, weekends, and afternoons in the search effort. Volunteers, first responders, and small businesses stepped up in unimaginable ways. That’s because of who Jay was and the deep impact he had on our community.   

Jay had a deep love of his family, colleagues and profession. Our residents and community continue to hold each of you in the highest regard for your service. In the last 20 months, SFD has led the nation to save countless lives.