Funeral for D.C. Firefighter on Friday

May 13, 2015
Funeral for D.C. Firefighter on FridayVeteran District fire lieutenant Kevin McRae, who died in the line of duty, will be laid to rest on Friday at the D.C. Armory in Southeast Washington. Funeral services will follow the public viewing on the same day. Lt. McRae was came out of the ninth floor of a burning apartment when he collapsed and passed away later in the hospital. He’s survived by his wife and three children.
“Lt. McRae was a true hero,” Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) said in a statement Sunday announcing the funeral arrangements. “For more than two decades, he served his city with distinction and made the ultimate sacrifice while helping others.”
This McRae family is not stranger to tragedy. Lt. McRae was the 100th in his district to pass away in the line of duty. His cousin, James J. McRae III, was the 99th.
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