Fallen FDNY Chief to be Laid to Rest as Judge Orders Suspect Held Without Bail

NY Post - October 02, 2016

by Chris Perez and Stephanie Pagones

The FDNY battalion chief who was killed in a Bronx drug-house gas explosion will be laid to rest Saturday, with the funeral procession live-streamed on Facebook. Michael Fahy, a 17-year department veteran, will be buried at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in upstate Hawthorne after a funeral Mass at Church of the Annunciation in Yonkers.

The cemetery is the resting place of at least three FDNY firefighters, including Michael Francis Lynch, who died at age 31 in the collapse of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

Fahy, who had a wife and three kids, was the highest-ranking member of the FDNY to die in the line of duty since 9/11.

Meanwhile, one of the men believed to have been part of the drug operation, Julio Salcedo, was ordered held without bail Thursday night in Bronx Criminal Court on charges of possessing more than 10 pounds of marijuana.

Assistant Bronx DA Christine Scaccia said the charges may be upgraded.