Photo Credit Andrew Mollenbeck.
A Celebration of life took place on Monday to honor Battalion Chief Jerome Boyd at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live.
Firefighters from across the state honored the LA Fire battalion chief who died on the job. Jerome Boyd spent more than 30 years with the LA Fire Department. Chief Ralph Terrazas says Boyd’s death last month was a shock.
Boyd, 55, passed away on April 28 after suffering a supposed medical emergency which resulted in him crashing his car. He was taken to the hospital and died during surgery.
Friends say Boyd was a competitor in dominoes, grilling and sports. He played football for the Seattle Seahawks in the early 80s.
“Firefighters put their lives on the line for our safety every day,” L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti in a statement. “And when we lose one of these brave first responders, everyone in our city feels the pain of that loss.”
The Celebration of Life had fire apparatuses from LAFD and other agencies outside the venue at L.A. Live.