Last Alarm for Worcester Firefighter Christopher Roy

The 9 year-old daughter of Worcester Firefighter Christopher Roy receives some comfort and support from her grandparents as her father's casket is placed onto Engine 5. Ava is holding the Martin E. Pierce Medal of Honor that she received during the funeral service. The award is given to the families of firefighters killed in the line of duty across the country but is named after Martin Pierce who was a Boston firefighter.

WORCESTER, MA – The sound of bagpipes and drums in the distance alerted the dozens of honor guard teams stationed at St. John’s Catholic Church that the funeral procession for fallen Worcester firefighter Christopher Roy was approaching.

Firefighter Roy died on Sunday, Dec. 9, while searching for residents in an apartment building who might not have gotten out of what turned into a five-alarm blaze at 7 Lowell St. in Worcester.

Thousands of firefighters from across New England and North America gathered in Worcester yesterday to pay respects to and show support for the Roy family and the Worcester Fire Department.

Members of the Goshen fire department offer their deepest condolences to both.

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