For Immediate Release - December 08, 2011


BOSTON – Thursday, December 8, 2011 - The following is a statement from Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray regarding the firefighters involved in the tragic Worcester fire this morning:

“On behalf of Governor Patrick and the people of Massachusetts, I extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jon Davies, who died a hero’s death in the tragic fire in Worcester. We also offer our prayers for a full and speedy recovery to Worcester Firefighter Brian Carroll, who was at his partner’s side when the building collapsed and who thankfully survived.

“We thank the brave men and women of the Worcester Fire Department, who acted swiftly and courageously to pull Jon and Brian from the charred rubble. Their work today is in the finest tradition of the fire service. When duty called, they answered, and in the face of a deadly fire, they responded quickly to protect their fellow citizens. Now, it is up to all of us to offer our prayers and reach out in any way we can to provide comfort and support for those who suffered so greatly.”