Tommy Arriaga died March 6, 2020, due to complications of cancer deemed by the State of Arizona to be in the line of duty.
Tommy began his career with the department in 2014. He served on the Hazardous Materials Response Team from 2016-2019. He was awarded the Tempe South Rotary Club Outstanding Firefighter and Employee of the Year award for his “dedication to improving the fire service, even while battling cancer.”
Tommy served his community and fellow citizens with both pride and humility. He was remembered as committed and courageous, a hero to his family and fellow firefighters.