Baker and Polito pay respects to fallen Worcester firefighter


The city of Worcester is mourning the death of one of its firefighters, killed in the line of duty this weekend.

Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito offered their condolences on Monday to the family of fallen Worcester firefighter Christopher Roy.

“We and many others have made clear to everybody that we will do everything we can to help them make it through this terrible time,” said Gov. Baker.

Roy had only served on the Worcester Fire Department for 2½-years and leaves behind a 9-year-old daughter, his parents, and a brother.

As a member of the Worcester community, Lt. Gov. Polito showed her support for everyone impacted by Roy’s death.

“It’s a tragedy. And as we mourn with the family, I am also concerned for the firefighters and the stress of having lived through an experience like that of the loss of a fellow firefighter will have an impact on them,” Lt. Gov. Polito said.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 15th at St. John’s Catholic Church in Worcester.

A memorial fund has been established in the name of Firefighter Roy’s daughter, Ava Roy. If you would like to make a donation to the fund, you can mail checks payable to the “Ava Roy Fund” and mail them to the Worcester Fire Department Credit Union at 34 Glennie St. Worcester, MA 01605.

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