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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 34
Year of Death: 1999

James F. Lyons

James F. Lyons‚ III‚ 34‚ a member of the Worcester Fire Department‚ died in the December 3‚ 1999‚ warehouse fire‚ while searching for two trapped firefighters. Five other firefighters also died in this incident. A former member of the Massachusetts State Police‚ Lyons held a master’s degree in Criminal Justice. He worked as a volunteer in the Why Me program for young cancer patients.

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  1. “Jay”, simply put, was the greatest man I have ever had the honor of meeting. His work with Cancer patients is one of many charities he held close to his heart. He was a classic text book example of a man that would go out of his way to assist anyone. This world lost a valiant individual on December of 1999

    – Christine
  2. Firemen are a special breed. Always ready to serve. Thank you for your sacrifice. You will always be remembered RIP.

    – Sue
  3. Rest in Peace Lt- you are not forgotten by your Brothers

    – Robert A. Willis
  4. Rest in peace brother.

    – Stacy Waterworth
  5. RIP Brother. We’ll take take it from here

    – FF Dan Proper
  6. I remember. RIP brother.

    – Chris Sinnott
  7. We remember.

    – Mary
  8. R.I.P HERO

    – stacy
  9. Your life and your sacrifice are not forgotten. May God hold your family close, and may you be wrapped in God’s arms.

    – Barbara
  10. RIP Never Forgotten ❤️

    – Ann
  11. Thinking about you today 9/11, as well as our other classmates whose lives were lost in the line of duty. We met on day one at the MSP academy (70 RTT), and stayed in touch being in the same Company and Platoon. I was sad to see you leave the State Police but glad for you going back to the job that you left and were called back to, Worcester Fire. Godspeed Jay!

    – Ed Lavoie