Lt. Edward J. Walsh, Jr. Engine Company 33 pic.twitter.com/AgqpC5Gjcy
— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) March 22, 2015
A year after losing his life in a fire in the Back Bay, Boston Fire lieutenant and Watertown native Ed Walsh was honored with a plaque at his fire house.
A ceremony was held outside the fire house that is home to Engine 33 and Ladder 15. The nine-alarm fire on Beacon Street also claimed the life of firefighter Michael Kennedy.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh spoke at the unveiling.
Boston Fire Commissioner Joe Finn said there is no closure for firefighters when like Walsh and Kennedy, they just have to keep doing there jobs, “responding to incidents and helping the public,” according to a report by WBUR.
Boston also named a playground after Walsh and Kennedy. Foundations have also been set up in the names of the fallen firefighters, with Walsh’s benefiting youth sports.
Watertown gave Walsh a final farewell last year when tens of thousands of firefighters from around the country for his funeral at St. Patrick Church.