Public service held for Phoenix Fire Dept. dispatcher

A Phoenix Fire Department dispatcher and mother of two was laid to rest Tuesday morning.

Megan Lange was killed by a wrong-way driver on her way home from work in January.

"Megan was a wife, a mother, a sister, a daughter, a friend, a coworker, a life save, and a true hero to the citizens she served, yet words fail to describe how her absence will affect us," said a coworker.

A somber day for the friends and family of Megan Lange, who gathered to say one final goodbye to the mother of two.

Megan's funeral was held at Christ's Church of the Valley in Peoria, it was open to the public.

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and people who knew the 26-year-old spoke about her impact on people's lives.

"In her last act as a dispatcher she was helping another mom with their injured 18-month-old child, why was it fitting? Because the entire bane of Megan's existence was providing a home for Patrick, Sean, and Miles, and being the best mom she could possibly be," said a representative from Phoenix Fire.

"When it comes down to it, there is no way to describe what Megan did. She saved lives in our city, she was quite a hero," said Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton.

The Phoenix Fire Department is making sure the fallen dispatcher is never forgotten.

"The former Phoenix Fire Department Dispatcher Excellence Award has been renamed to the Megan V. Lange Memorial Dispatch Excellence Award," said a spokesperson for Phoenix Fire.

Megan leaves behind her husband Patrick and two sons, 2-year-old Sean, and 6-month-old Miles.

An account has been setup via the United Phoenix Firefighters, donations will be accepted to help Lange's family.

To donate, mail checks to UPFFA, 61 E. Columbus Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012 , indicate it is for Megan Lange. 
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