Helmet of Lt. Edward Walsh Carried Ahead of Firetruck Carrying His Casket - NECN

Helmet of Lt. Edward Walsh Carried Ahead of Firetruck Carrying His Casket

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    Helmet of Lt. Edward Walsh carried ahead of firetruck carrying his casket

    Boston firefighter killed in line of duty while battling 9-alarm blaze in Back Bay (Published Tuesday, April 15, 2014)

    *Please note: The above video does not contain audio.

    (NECN: Watertown, Mass.) - 43-year-old Lt. Edward Walsh is being laid to rest.

    The Boston firefighter was killed with a colleague as they fought a nine-alarm apartment fire last week.
       
    Walsh died alongside 33-year-old firefighter Michael Kennedy when they became trapped in the March 26 blaze at a Back Bay-area brownstone building.

    Walsh was married with three children all under the age of 10.

    His funeral Mass took place at St. Patrick's Church in Watertown, Mass., where he grew up.
       
    Walsh will be buried next to his father, a Watertown firefighter.
       
    Kennedy's wake is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. His funeral is Thursday in Boston's West Roxbury neighborhood.
       
    In this video, you will see the funeral procession for Walsh, and his fire helmet being carried ahead of the firetruck carrying his casket.

    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

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