Home of Fallen Firefighter Burglarized During Funeral

D.C. firefighter Terrence Boston was killed in a motorcycle accident last week

Friday, Sep 6, 2013  |  Updated 11:54 AM EDT
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The family of a D.C. firefighter killed in a motorcycle was burglarized while the family attended his funeral. Friends of the family believe the family was targeted by the thieves. News4's Mark Segraves has the story.

Mark Segraves

The family of a D.C. firefighter killed in a motorcycle was burglarized while the family attended his funeral. Friends of the family believe the family was targeted by the thieves. News4's Mark Segraves has the story.

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The family of a fallen D.C. firefighter came home from his funeral to find something that deepened their pain: Their home had been broken into, and nearly all of their valuables stolen.

Terrence Boston was riding his motorcycle along Old Branch Avenue in Temple Hills, Md. last week when he was struck by a car heading in the opposite direction that turned without yielding. The 10-year veteran of the D.C. Fire Department was killed in the accident.

Boston left behind a wife, a Fairfax County firefighter, and three young children. While they attended his funeral Wednesday, their home in Prince George's County was burglarized. 

"It's as low as you can get. The family's already suffering. To have someone prey on them while they're attending a funeral to grieve and celebrate the life of firefighter Boston is just absolutely disgusting," D.C. firefighter Ed Smith said. 

The family believes they may have been targeted by thieves who knew that they would be out of the home Wednesday.

"They were already in shock of losing their father and husband, but to come home and see this? They were devastated," D.C. firefighter Chaplin Porter Lawson, Jr. said. 

D.C. Fire and EMS is raising money to establish a college fund for the youngest three of Boston's six children. Click here for more information on how to help the family.
 

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