Texas school named after fallen firefighter

Anne Sullivan and three other firefighters were killed while battling a motel blaze in 2013


FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas — A new elementary school has been named after a firefighter who was killed in one of the deadliest fires the Houston Fire Department has handled. 

Anne Sullivan and three other firefighters were killed May 31, 2013 while battling a blaze at an old Southwest Inn. 

The school, located in an area where Sullivan grew up, also put up a mural of the fallen firefighter, reported KHOU

Anne Sullivan. (Photo/Stafford Fire Rescue)
Anne Sullivan. (Photo/Stafford Fire Rescue)

Sullivan’s mother, Mary Sullivan, pushed to have her daughter’s memory honored by writing a four-page letter and request to the county school district. 

“It was like the first time I could breathe since Anne died,” Sullivan said. “It was my responsibility, I feel, to make sure that her legacy is carried on.”

The school will open Fall of 2016. 

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