Fallen Worcester Firefighter’s Family Speaks Out

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The family of a Worcester firefighter killed as he searched for someone missing in an apartment fire says it supports the decisions made that day.

The brother, sons and mother of 43-year-old Jon Davies spoke publicly Tuesday. Davies’ brother, Rob, said they “have no doubt in our minds” that supervisors made the best decisions with the information they had.

Davies was killed and a colleague injured when the structure collapsed on them Thursday.

WBZ-TV’s Joe Shortsleeve reports

Authorities said Monday no body was found. The missing man is sought as a possible witness as they investigate the fire’s cause.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports

Davies’ mother, Ruth, said Tuesday her son’s “greatest joy” was in his three sons. Thousands of firefighters are expected at his funeral Thursday.

Worcester recently honored six firefighters killed in a December 1999 fire.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.


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