Grieving Bride Visits Late Partner's Grave On Day Of Their Wedding

Lester Mason
October 10, 2018

Almost a year after volunteer firefighter Kendall Murphy was fatally struck while helping a victim of an unrelated crash, the fiancée he left behind, Jessica Padgett, posed for the somber shots on September 29, which was supposed to be their wedding day, according to Fox 59.

Katrina Murphy, Kendall's mother, approached photographer Mandi Knepp after his death and asked if she would do a photo shoot with Jessica on the day they planned to Wednesday.

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She posed for photos with Murphy's boots, with his tombstone, his firefighting gear and with loved ones.

Padgett was joined by family and friends on the day, and both the maid of honour and best man delivered their speeches at Murphy's grave site.

Cameras from Loving Life Photography watched as Jessica got ready.

Credit Loving Life
Credit Loving Life

Her late fiancee died in accident which occurred shortly after he arrived a fire scene in his own vehicle. He had stepped out of the vehicle to retrieve his protective clothing, which was when Blake rear-ended another truck with his own, which eventually kept moving forward and hit Murphy.

Kendall was one of five firefighters from IN honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday IN Washington D.C. His wittiness would make anyone laugh and have him making friends in no time.

"It was very emotional, I had to break for a second because I was crying so much from that", she said. Her aim was to help Jessica heal while honouring Kendall at the same time.

"This wasn't what we wanted in the end, but at least we know we will never be alone, we have all become one big supporting family [sic]".

Kendall Murphy was killed in November 2017 while responding to a crash scene as a volunteer firefighter in Indiana. "You will forever be in our hearts #616".


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