ANNAPOLIS, MD. (WJZ) — Governor Larry Hogan has directed that flags be lowered to half-staff in memory of a firefighter who died in the line of duty Tuesday while responding to a vehicle accident.

Michael Powers, 70, a decades-long volunteer firefighter with the Libertytown Volunteer Fire Company, was clearing debris from MD Route 26 after a crash when he suffered a medical emergency.

He was taken to an area hospital where he later died.

Firefighter Dies From Medical Emergency While Responding To Scene Of Fatal Crash

“Michael Powers dedicated more than 50 years of his life to firefighting and saving lives. He had a great passion for serving his community,” Gov. Hogan said. “We will honor Firefighter Powers’ memory and remember his sacrifice as we mourn with his loved ones and his fellow firefighters.”


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