The city’s third memorial sculpture for a firefighter who died in the line of duty was unveiled Monday evening at the Webster Square Fire Station.
Dignitaries, fellow firefighters and family members stood for an hour in the cold rain to honor Firefighter Christopher J. Roy of Shrewsbury, 36, who died a year ago, after he was pulled from a burning apartment at 7 Lowell St.
The bronze sculpture depicts folded turnout gear topped by a helmet for Ladder 4, next to an ax with its blade downward, the word, “Perseverance” engraved on the handle.
After its unveiling, the memorial will be put away over the winter and then permanently sited at the station after landscaping can be done in the spring.
Support for the sculpture and perpetual care and maintenance of the city’s other firefighter memorials was provided through a $20,000 donation from the Kraft Family Foundation to the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, to establish the Worcester Fire Department Memorials Care Fund.