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Governor Hogan Orders All U.S. and State Flags Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Frederick County Captain Joshua Laird

Governor Larry Hogan released the following statement: “Maryland has lost another of our true heroes—Captain Joshua Laird, a 21-year veteran of the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services, lost his life in the line of duty yesterday while bravely responding to a fire in Ijamsville. On behalf of all Marylanders, we extend our heartfelt condolences to his family, his fellow firefighters, and to all those who loved him. I have directed U.S. and state flags in Maryland to fly at half-staff in his honor until sunset on the day of interment.” The Career Firefighters Association of Frederick County, MD Local 3666 released the following statement: “Local 3666 is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Captain Josh Laird. Brother Laird was injured on a house fire in Ijamsville this evening and later succumbed to his injuries sustained at the fire. Please keep Captain Laird’s family in your thoughts and prayers as well as our DFRS family, as we mourn the loss of our colleague. As more information about arrangements for Honoring Captain Laird’s service to his community becomes available, we will announce through appropriate Departmental and Social Media channels. Thank you for the outpouring of support we have […]

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