Beacon Street Fire
Thousands attended the wake for Firefighter Michael Kennedy in West Roxbury.
Thousands of firefighters from across the country and overseas came to Watertown to pay their final respects to a Boston firefighter who was killed with a colleague in a nine-alarm fire in the Back Bay last week.
Death benefits paid to the families of public safety officers who die in the line of duty would be increased under a bill approved unanimously by the Massachusetts House of Representatives on Wednesday.
The firefighting brotherhood was on full display on the streets of Watertown, but joining them to witness the solemn procession were members of the public who never met Lt. Edward Walsh.
When firefighters broke the news of Lt. Ed Walsh’s death to his wife, she had one request.
Thousands lined the way to St. Patrick’s Church in Watertown to salute Lt. Edward Walsh, one final time.
Family, friends and colleagues gathered Tuesday to pay their respects to one of the firefighters lost in the Beacon Street fire.
Visitors continue to stop to pray, reflect and remember the two firefighters killed in a Beacon Street fire.
The funeral arrangements have been announced for the two Boston firefighters killed while battling a Beacon Street blaze, last week.
Gwendolyn Collins recalled how Lt. Edward Walsh came to her aid outside his firehouse three years ago.