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Lt. Ed Walsh honored with solemn ceremony

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BOSTON (WHDH) - Firefighters honored their fallen brother by escorting Lt. Ed Walsh on of his final ride after he died battling a Back Bay fire.

His body was covered with an American flag.

The husband and father of three young children lived in West Roxbury. He's described as the epitome of a firefighter and a family man and that's why this family honored him with a solemn ceremony.

As he was brought out of the building on Beacon Street, firefighters, along with Boston Police and Massachusetts State Police presented arms, a sign of respect. Lt. Ed Walsh was then taken down Storrow Drive one last time.

"He was taken out the back through a line of firefighters presenting arms with their helmets on, along with the state police shut down Storrow Drive, Boston EMS had the ambulance on Storrow Drive. Everyone saluted him and Eddy was taken for his last ride," Boston Fire Department Spokesperson Steve MacDonald said.

A family member said that Mayor Marty Walsh met with the family at the hospital Wednesday night to give his condolences.
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