First responders escort 6-year-old daughter of fallen firefighter to school
Firefighter-EMT Nikki Sullivan died after a long battle with occupational cancer, and first responders escorted her daughter to school on the last engine her mother rode on
By FireRescue1 Staff
MESA, Ariz. — Firefighters and police escorted the daughter of retired firefighter-EMT Nikki Sullivan to school this week.
ABC 15 reported that Sullivan died after a long battle with cancer, according to a statement released by Mesa Fire and Medical Department.
The day before her mother’s funeral, fire and police personnel escorted 6-year-old Abi to school on Engine 216, the last fire truck Sullivan rode on before retiring to battle her cancer in 2015.
“She fought courageously for the last five years trying to beat this horrible disease and live to see her daughter grow up. She lost her battle, with friends and family surrounding her,” Mesa fire officials said.
Fire, police officials escorting late Mesa firefighter's daughter to school
LIVE: Fire and police officials are gathering outside of Faith Christian School to escort late Mesa firefighter Nikki Sullivan’s 6-year-old daughter to school. Sullivan passed away last week after battling cancer: bit.ly/2DaF6bTPosted by ABC15 Arizona on Wednesday, April 10, 2019
It is with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of retired Firefighter/EMT Nikki Imm Sullivan. She passed away yesterday afternoon after a courageous and tough fight with cancer. ⁰Rest in peace Nikki and thank you for your service. pic.twitter.com/TozECizfk0— Mesa (Arizona) Fire & Medical Dept (@MesaFireDept) April 4, 2019