BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston Fire Department paused Thursday to remember Lt. Ed Walsh and firefighter Michael Kennedy. Both men died in 2014 in the line of duty while at a massive fire in the city’s Back Bay neighborhood.
In a tweet, the department said this marked the “6th year that can feel like 6 days.”
On this 6th year that can feel like 6 days when you hold someone dear in your heart, we honorably remember the loss of our brothers LT. Ed Walsh & FF. Michael Kennedy. They gave their all on the 9 alarm fire at 298 Beacon St. Today we we pause to remember them and their families. pic.twitter.com/DqKxHTKyYq
— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) March 26, 2020
Walsh, 43, of West Roxbury, left behind a wife and three children. He had been with the department more than nine years.
Kennedy, 33, was a Hyde Park resident and Marine veteran. He had been with the department for six years.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said the two men “will forever be known as heroes.”
6 years ago we lost Lt. Edward Walsh and firefighter Michael Kennedy in the 9 alarm fire on Beacon St.
They will forever be known as heroes for making the ultimate sacrifice to ensure safety of others.
Today & everyday, we keep them, their family and their friends in our heart.
— Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) March 26, 2020
Both men died while fighting a wind-whipped 9-alarm fire at a brownstone on Beacon Street.