‘Our Hearts Are Heavy’: New England Mourns Worcester Firefighter’s Death


Public safety officials and government officials from across New England shared their thoughts as they mourned the loss of a Worcester firefighter who died battling a blaze on Sunday morning.

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno released a statement that read:

"On behalf of Fire Commissioner BJ Calvi, myself and our City of Springfield, our sympathy, thoughts, prayers and encouragement go out to the family of Worcester Firefighter Christopher Roy, the Worcester Fire Department, Mayor Joe Petty, and the residents of Worcester."

Congressman Jim McGovern, who represents Worcester and the 2nd district of Massachusetts, said in a statement:

"December is already a difficult month for the Worcester Fire Department, and this tragedy only adds to the grief we feel for heroes like Christopher who have been taken from us too soon. His family, friends, and fellow firefighters are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”

Others took to Twitter to express their thoughts:

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