Police and firefighters lined the roads from Albany Street in the South End to Centre Street in West Roxbury yesterday evening as Firefighter Michael Kennedy's body was transported from the medical examiner's office to the P.E. Murray Funeral Home.
In Jamaica Plain, meanwhile, residents had an informal memorial at the Monument, where they left a board and pens for people to say farewell.
The Globe recounts the last minutes in the lives of Lt. Edward Walsh and Firefighters Michael Kennedy, and provides a possible answer to the question of why they weren't getting water - the suddenly intense fire burned through their hose.
And after they stopped answering the dispatcher on the radio:
At least two firefighters tried to run inside the building to find Walsh, but they were forced back by their colleagues, who wrapped them in bear hugs to restrain them.
Top photo copyright Brian D'Amico. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
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