WATCH: DC firefighters honor colleague who died on duty

Alex Graham, a beloved 17-year veteran of the D.C. fire department was laid to rest Thursday. His funeral was held at DC Armory, followed by a procession that made a stop at his fire house in Adams Morgan.

One resident remembered him as a great guy, who was always taking care of the fire trucks.

Graham, who was 48, died last month following a medical emergency at the fire department’s training facility in Southwest. D.C.

Mayor Muriel Bowser said in a statement that Graham’s “courage, leadership and sacrifice were a source of comfort and strength at Engine 21 and in the community.”

More Videos

Like WTOP on Facebook and follow @WTOP on Twitter to engage in conversation about this article and others.

© 2019 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.

Kristi King

Kristi King is a veteran reporter who has been working in the WTOP newsroom since 1990. She covers everything from breaking news to consumer concerns and the latest medical developments.

Federal News Network Logo
Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up