Lieutenant Edward J. Walsh Jr. was killed on March 26, 2014, when he became trapped in the basement of a multi-unit residential building during a 9-alarm fire in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood.
Ed was a devoted husband and loving father. He was the son of a firefighter and grew up watching his dad and his uncles fight fires in his hometown of Watertown, Massachusetts. Being a firefighter was in his blood, and Ed’s dream was to become a firefighter for the City of Boston. Edward left behind his wife and 3 children.