▶️ Public gathers to honor fallen Bend firefighter, brother


Dozens of people gathered along Greenwood Avenue in Bend Wednesday afternoon to honor a Bend Firefighter and his twin brother who were killed in a plane crash on Monday.

The processional for Engineer Daniel Harro and his twin brother, Mark, passed down Greenwood Avenue near Pilot Butte just after 4:00 p.m.

“Daniel has been my best friend,” said next door neighbor James Jaggard. “I’m sure there are other people that can say that too, cause that’s who Dan was. Dan made you feel like he was your best friend whenever you were around him.”

Jaggard and his family live two houses down from the Harro’s house.

“His love for our family was unbelievable,” said Jaggard. “Anyone that knew Dan, knew how special he was and Mark was right there with him.”

The Harro brothers were transported home from Idaho, where their small plane crashed on Monday. The procession was escorted by Bend Fire and Rescue personnel.

“Dan spent his weeks saving people’s lives and making their hardest days easier and better and that’s just who he was,” Jaggard said.

“This was good to have them come home to their families,” he added. “Their families are all here in Bend.”

Daniel and Mark were 38 years old.

They were returning from a back-country camping trip near McCall, Idaho. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

“These were some of the most special men and the world is less for their lack,” said Jaggard.

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People who wished to pay their respects lined the sidewalks of NE Greenwood Avenue between 8th Street and 12th Street. 

Daniel’s dog Cinder was in the plane during the crash and survived with help from local vets.

A Go-Fund me is set up for Cinder.

Cinder’s story is quite frankly the biggest miracle. She’s receiving medical care in Idaho after surviving a plane crash…one that took the life of our dearest friend Daniel and his twin brother Mark on August 15th. She was presumed to have not survived but was found at the crash site. Her vet bills are mounting, and we want to do anything possible to help alleviate any stress for Elisif during this horrible time. Please consider donating.

  • Heather Olsen 
Daniel Harro
Daniel Harro (Credit: Bend Fire and Rescue)



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