Mayor Sylvester Turner’s statement on the death of Houston Fire Fighter

Please attribute the following statement to Mayor Sylvester Turner.

Tonight, the City is saddened to learn that Houston Fire Fighter Kenneth Stavinoha passed away suddenly while on duty at fire station 27 in northeast Houston.

“We are grateful for Stavinoha’s service, unwavering courage as a first responder and his dedication to protecting citizens since joining HFD in January 2018. I offer my prayers and condolences. I also ask our entire city to  pray for Stavinoha’s family, friends and fellow fire fighters.

“May the memory of Stavinoha serve as a blessing to all who loved him and to those who worked closely with him in the Houston Fire Department.”