Funeral of postal worker who died of anthrax
Dateline: Washington D.C. - 27 Oct 2001
Date: 10/27/2001 04:00 AM
1. Priest lead procession into church
2. Postal worker standing outside
3. Exterior of church with parked postal service cars
4. Two shots photo of Joseph Curseen
5. Exterior church
6. Casket is brought out of church
7. Parents hug family friends
8. Hearse pulls out
9. Procession of mail trucks pan and zoom into the Washington monument in the distance
The second funeral of two postal workers killed by anthrax took place on Saturday.
A day after his colleague Thomas Morris Junior was buried, a funeral was held for Joseph Curseen.
Both men died after contracting inhalation anthrax at work.
The two men worked at Washington D.C.'s central postal processing facility called Brentwood.
Officials plan to test as many as four-thousand sites in the Washington D.C. area for anthrax.
The sites, which could include large apartment buildings, received mail from the facility.
The U.S. Postal Service has ordered environmental tests at 30 mail processing and distribution centers across the country.
For Curseen and his co-worker it was too late. Officials still do not know who is behind the anthrax attacks.