NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - Thousands of mourners came together Saturday to say goodbye to a hero.
During his funeral in Yonkers - 44-year-old FDNY deputy chief Michael Fahy was remembered for his bravery, dedication and selfless nature.
Fahy was a 17 year FDNY veteran whose most recent role was as battalion chief in the Bronx. On Tuesday, while on the job, he was fatally struck by debris from a house explosion. Investigators said it was possibly due to a tampered gas main. After his death, Fahy was promoted to the rank of deputy chief, the highest civil service promotional achievement in the FDNY.
Fahy leaves behind his wife, Fiona who made a touching eulogy. He also leaves behind three young children.
At the funeral, Mayor de Blasio told Fahy's kids that no one can ever take their dad's spirit or heroism away from them.
Cops are investigating whether the home that exploded, in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx, was being used to grow marijuana. Two people have been arrested in the case, but no arrests can take away the big hole that's left in so many hearts.