The elite team will be riding in memory of firefighters who died in the line of duty and to raise awareness about firefighter health issues.
Many from a South Philadelphia neighborhood gathered last night as a memorial bench was unveiled, honoring fallen fire Captain Michael Goodwin who died in the line of duty last month.
Three names were added: those of police officers Brian Lorenzo and Moses Walker, killed last summer, and fire captain Michael Goodwin, killed just last month fighting a fire in South Philadelphia.
A memorial fund has been established for the family of a Philadelphia firefighter killed in a blaze earlier this month.
Amidst the tears, cheers and applause could be heard from St. Michael’s Lutheran Church during funeral services for l services for fallen Fire Captain Michael Goodwin.
Family, friends, and hundreds of fellow firefighters gathered to say their final goodbyes to a Philadelphia fire captain killed in the line of duty.
A veteran Philadelphia firefighter who died while battling a blaze this past weekend will be promoted posthumously.
Officials confirmed a 29-year veteran fire captain from Ladder 27 was killed in the blaze when a roof collapsed. A second firefighter was injured while trying to rescue him.