Terrence Boston's home burglarized during funeral
BRANDYWINE, Md. (WJLA) - Firefighter Terrence Boston died last week in a motorcycle accident. Now his family is not only coming to grips with his death, but they’re also dealing with the fact that someone broke into their home during Boston’s funeral and stole from them.
At the Boston family home in Brandywine Thursday, D.C. Fire Department and Union representatives were back to console a family in grief and now victimized.
Boston, a 12-year veteran, died Aug. 26 from injuries in a motorcycle accident and was remembered by family, friends and colleagues Wednesday. When the family returned from the funeral around 4 p.m., a kitchen window was open. Their televisions, electronics, jewelry and other items of value were missing.
Off-camera, Angela Boston, a mother of three small boys ages 7, 5 and 9 months, says the house was ransacked with stuff thrown about. She’s a firefighter for the Fairfax Fire Department. She believes they were targeted.
Colleagues from D.C. and Fairfax who lamented the loss say they’re going to wrap their arms around the family. Firefighter Joe Chisholm of D.C. worked in the same unit as Boston for 11 years.
“I thought this was the lowest thing someone could do given the
circumstances of them just coming back from burying him,” says Chisholm.
D.C. Fire and EMS has set up set up college savings accounts for Boston's children. If you'd like to donate, click here.