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Firefighters gather to share grief

Firefighters from around the nation saluted the casket of fallen Worcester firefighter Jon D. Davies Sr. as it passed by. Firefighters from around the nation saluted the casket of fallen Worcester firefighter Jon D. Davies Sr. as it passed by. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff)
By Brian R. Ballou and John R. Ellement
Globe Staff / December 16, 2011
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For the second time since 1999, the city of Worcester will mourn a Worcester firefighter today. This time, it will Firefighter Jon D. Davies Sr. who will be laid to rest seven days after he rushed into a burning apartment building to search for a tenant, only to be fatally injured when the building collapsed onto him. Davies’ partner on the city’s Rescue 1 who also rushed inside 49 Arlington St., Firefighter Brian Carroll was rescued.

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