Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke told the city council on that the city will support those left behind by Thursday's shooting of five U.S. servicemen.
Berke urged the council and all residents to support the families of the four Marines and one Navy sailor who perished in the attack.
"We owe these five heroes and their families a deep debt of gratitude," Berke said.
He also praised the Chattanooga Police Department for its officers actions Thursday.
"We should be comforted by the fact that the fearlessness men and women at the Chattanooga Police Department saved the lives of so much more," Berke said.
"Chasing down the vehicle on Amnicola, advancing despite a lack of cover and heavy artillery fire, pulling people to safety. These were not the actions of unknown super heroes from far away. These were done by our colleagues," Berke said.
Berke said the city would be coordinating with the Marine Corps and the Navy for funerary rights for the fallen soldiers.