Boston Mayor Walsh: Lt. Edward Walsh Was True Hero, Rock at the Center of Many Lives

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    Boston Mayor Marty Walsh spoke at funeral service for fallen firefighter Lt. Ed Walsh (Published Tuesday, April 15, 2014)

    (NECN) - Firefighters, family, friends and many others, gathered at St. Patrick's church in Watertown, Mass. on Wednesday to remember fallen Boston firefighter Lt. Edward Walsh.

    Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was among those in attendance at the funeral. Mayor Walsh spoke about Lt. Walsh with great honor.

    "It's a great privilege to speak about Lt. Edward Walsh," said Mayor Walsh. "He put himself in harm's way so we could be safe. He was a true hero."

    Mayor Walsh went on to say, "Lt. Walsh was a rock at the center of many lives. To name them tells a story about the foundation of our society."

    If you are interested in donating to the memorial fund supporting the families of Lt. Walsh and Firefighter Kennedy, you can do so here, or by mailing a check to the fund here:

    Lieutenant Walsh - Firefighter Kennedy Memorial Fund
    Boston Firefighters Credit Union
    60 Hallet Street
    Dorchester, MA 02124