PHILADELPHIA — Mayor Kenney today issued the following statement on the death of Philadelphia Fireman Lt. Sean Williamson:
“I am deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of Philadelphia Firefighter Lieutenant Sean Williamson. This is a heartbreaking day for our city. For more than 27 years, he dedicated his life to serving and protecting the people of Philadelphia, and sacrificed his life protecting others. Early this morning, like every day, he exemplified heroism by doing what our first responders do every day: put on their uniform, leave their loved ones, and carry out their sworn duty to protect and serve the residents of this city. I share my deepest condolences with everyone who knew and loved Sean. I ask all Philadelphians to keep his family, and all members of the Philadelphia Fire Department, in your prayers at this difficult time.”
To honor the memory of Lt. Williamson, all City of Philadelphia flags will be flown at half-staff for 30 days. Funeral arrangements are pending.