Friday, December 30, 2011
Thousands lined the streets for a procession prior to the funeral for fallen Firefighter James Rice Friday morning.
Firefighters and mourners from across the country joined Peabody residents Friday to say goodbye to Peabody's fallen firefighter James Rice. Here are several scenes from the funeral procession.
Citizens and public safety personnel from all over Massachusetts, New Hampshire and elsewhere took time Friday to say farewell to James Rice.
A large crowd of citizens joined police and fire personnel from across the region Friday morning to pay their final respects to fallen Firefighter James Rice. A funeral procession made its way through downtown Peabody in a somber and quiet setting as several news helicopters hovered overhead. These images capture some of the morning's activity.
Thousands of firefighters joined the city of Peabody to honor fallen Firefighter James Rice.
Firefighters from across the country and Canada joined the funeral procession for Firefighter James Rice at 9 a.m. today from Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home to St. John the Baptist Church. Thousands were in the procession and people lined the procession route to honor Rice, who was killed in a three-alarm blaze last Friday.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
A crowd of hundreds braved the cold Thursday afternoon to pay their respects to James Rice, who died in the line of duty Friday.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Owen Boss
Thursday, December 29, 2011
The line outside of Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home stretched around the building more than an hour before fallen firefighter James Rice's wake was scheduled to begin Thursday afternoon. Emergency responders representing departments across Massachusetts funnelled into the Lynn Street funeral home shortly before 3 p.m. to pay their respects to Rice, 42, who died in the line of duty while battling a fire on Hancock Street last week. Rice's was the first death in the line of duty in several years for the Fire Department. The funeral service is scheduled to begin Friday at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, located at 16 Church St.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Services will be Thursday and Friday this week.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Peabody recalls a popular man who loved spending time with his three children.
Since the tragic fire Friday that cost the life of Peabody Firefighter James Rice, family, friends and colleagues have remembered Rice as a humble guy who loved his family and being a firefighter. Peabody Fire Chief Steve Pasdon fought back tears talking about Rice during a press conference Friday night. “As a fire chief, I have 100 firefighters that work under me... I can say Firefighter James Rice was liked and loved by everybody. He was a very popular firefighter and also a very popular man in the community," said the chief. Rice’s brother-in-law Brian Goldsworthy told the Boston Herald that Rice was happiest when with his family and three children. He attended their soccer games and adored his kids. Rice, 42, is survived by his wife …
Sunday, December 25, 2011
The funeral will be held at St. John the Baptist Church.
The funeral services for Firefighter James Rice will take place later this week. The wake will be held on Thursday, Dec. 29 from 3 to 8 p.m. from the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30 at St. John the Baptist Church, 16 Church St. Two funds have been established at North Shore Bank. The first is the Firefighter James Rice Memorial Fund and the other is the City of Peabody Fire Victims Relief Fund. Donations for both are being accepted at any North Shore Bank branch office, or can be mailed to the North Shore Bank, 32 Main St., Peabody, MA 01960. Donations for the James Rice Memorial Fund can also be made directly via the city's firefighters' union, IAFF Local 925. They can be mailed to …
Saturday, December 24, 2011
An autopsy on Firefighter James Rice is being conducted to find the cause of death.
Fire investigators have ruled out arson and believe the three-alarm fire that took the life of James Rice was accidental. During a press conference Saturday that included State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan, Peabody Fire Chief Steven Pasdon and other local officials, fire officials said the fire's cause is still unknown, but it was not arson. Pasdon said investigators have not found any wiring or electrical problems that may have caused the blaze, reported The Boston Globe. Speaking outside of their destroyed apartments Friday afternoon, residents spoke of losing power shortly before the fire broke out. When a tenant went to check the circuit box, it blew up, reported residents. An autopsy on Rice is being conducted by the state Medical …