On Thursday, after the deaths of two firefighters in Boston, members of the Massachusetts Port Authority’s Fire Department stood by at Logan Airport to meet the family of one of their fallen comrades. In a photo captured by an airport bystander, firefighters wait at the airport gate for the arrival of Lt. Edward Walsh’s family.
JetBlue flew Walsh’s mother-in-law and several of his relatives Thursday night, WCVB-TV reports.
Walsh was one of two Boston firefighters who died while fighting a fire in the city Wednesday. After the news broke that Walsh and 33-year-old Michael Kennedy died, a flood of support from all over the country came in for the families.
“In difficult times like these, I am so proud to be mayor of a city that comes together to help our neighbors in need,” Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh said in a statement. “Since yesterday’s tragic events, we’ve experienced an outpouring of support from across the city, state, and country. So many people have expressed a willingness to help, in some way, as we grieve the loss of Lieutenant Walsh and Firefighter Kennedy.”