Patriots Owner Expected at Fallen MA Firefighter Tribute

Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, plans to attend a memorial marking the one-year anniversary of Worcester firefighter Christopher Roy's death.

Telegram & Gazette, Worcester, Mass.
Worcester, MA, firefighter Christopher Roy.
Worcester, MA, firefighter Christopher Roy.
Worcester, MA, Fire Department

WORCESTER, MA—The owner of the New England Patriots and the lieutenant governor are among the guest speakers scheduled for a memorial ceremony Monday marking the one-year anniversary of Firefighter Christopher Roy's line of duty death.

Roy died Dec. 9, 2018, while battling a fire on Lowell Street. Roy, 36, was assigned to Ladder 4, Group 3 at the Webster Square Fire Station.

A memorial honoring the fallen firefighter will be unveiled during Monday's ceremony, at the Webster Square Fire Station, 40 Webster St. The ceremony is at 6 p.m.

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito will join Mayor Joseph M. Petty, City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr., Fire Chief Michael Lavoie and City Councilor Kate Toomey at the ceremony.

Kraft contributed to the memorial fund.

On Sunday, the city will pay tribute to Firefighter Jon D. Davies Sr., who died Dec. 8, 2011, after becoming trapped in a blaze in an Arlington Street three-decker. Davies served with Rescue Squad 1.A ceremony to mark the anniversary of Davies' death will be Sunday at the Franklin Street fire station. The Davies memorial is going to be low-key, according to the city, and will not have a formal speaking program. The ceremony begins at 6 p.m.

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