TANEYTOWN, Md. (WJZ) — A hearse carrying Green Valley Battalion Chief Joshua Laird was escorted from Washington D.C. to Taneytown Saturday afternoon.
The 21-year veteran died battling a fire Wednesday after falling through the floor of a home in Ijamsville.READ MORE: Man Abducted From Home In Laurel, Forced To Withdraw Cash At ATMs, Then Dumped On Highway, Police Say
There will a second procession that takes Laird’s body from Taneytown to a funeral home in his hometown of Fairfield, Pa.
The date of that and of his funeral have not yet been announced.
Laird, 46, is survived by his wife and two daughters.
So proud and humbled by the outpouring of love and respect by our brothers & sisters in public safety and local citizens who came out to hold signs, flags and salute @FCDFRS BC Laird on his procession home. @FredCoSheriff @Fred_MD_Police @mcfrs @MDSP #LODD @FrederickCounty 🙏 pic.twitter.com/f2BXupy0Li
— DC Randall L. Shank (@LCFR_DCTRAINING) August 14, 2021READ MORE: Two Injured In Baltimore County Shooting Wednesday
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) August 14, 2021
The Monocacy Blvd overpass was closed and exclusively reserved for off-duty #FCDFRS personnel, volunteers, and their families to honor BC Laird as he is escorted to Taneytown. pic.twitter.com/QI3vK1cEJx
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