From NBC 4 – Sept. 6, 2013 — 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. A car heading in the opposite direction turned and did not yield to Boston and the 10-year veteran of the D.C. Fire Department was killed.
fallen firefighter family robbed by burglarsBoston had 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 were targeted by the thieves, who may have known that they would be out of the home Wednesday.