TEARS OF sorrow and anger flowed Tuesday, as the families, friends and comrades of three fallen firefighters gathered outside City Hall to mark their passing and press the city for support.
Capt. Michael Goodwin was killed Saturday while fighting flames at Jack B. Fabrics at 4th and Fitzwater streets. His death came nearly a year to the day after Lt. Robert Neary and Firefighter Daniel Sweeney lost their lives battling a blaze at the site of the former Buck Hosiery factory in Kensington.
Goodwin's son, Michael Goodwin Jr., spoke briefly, thanking his father's fellow firefighters for their support.
"Today, we are here to honor these three men who died as heroes," he said. "That's how they should be celebrated, as heroes."