Matthew E. Durham, 45, died of cancer on December 30, 2010.He was a firefighter for Woodinville Fire and Rescue in Washington.
His death is considered a Line of Duty Death by the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF).
His funeral was well covered by the West Seattle Blog.
Photographs by Christopher Boffoli
Story by Tracy Record
for West Seattle Blog
Before dying of cancer at just 45 a week and a half ago, Matt Durham helped plan his own formal line-of-duty memorial service, according to one of his fellow Woodinville Fire and Rescue firefighters speaking at that service today.
“I want to do it for the boys,” Battalion Chief Greg Ahearn quoted Matt as saying – so that his young sons would see the support and the love showed by their father’s firefighter family, as well as that of their own relatives and friends.
FC Note: Matt’s Death is not recorded as a LODD by the USFA at this time. It is considered a LODD by the IAFF.