PHILADELPHIA, April 11, 2013 State Sen. Larry Farnese issued the following words of sympathy on the tragic death of Philadelphia Fire Captain Michael Goodwin:

“On this sad day, I extend my condolences to the family and friends of Captain Michael Goodwin. His reputation as a cherished husband, devoted father and dedicated public servant of almost 30 years is inspiring and heartwarming. Saying goodbye is never easy, and when someone like Captain Goodwin is tragically taken from us it is harder still.

“I offer my deepest condolences to the Goodwin family, the Philadelphia Fire Department and to the City of Philadelphia,” said State Senator Larry Farnese (D-Phila.)