BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Kelsey Sadler, one of three Baltimore City firefighters killed in the line of duty Monday, has been posthumously promoted to the rank of lieutenant.
The Baltimore City Fire Department announced the promotion in a Facebook post Thursday, three days after Sadler and two fellow firefighters died of injuries suffered in a partial building collapse.READ MORE: Travelers Should Ready Their Cars For Hot Weather, Mind Move Over Law, AAA Says
“(Sadler) will forever be remembered for her commitment and bravery to BCFD and to Baltimore,” the fire department’s post said in part.
Sadler, along with Lt. Paul Butrim and firefighters Kenny Lacayo and John McMaster were fighting a fire inside a vacant row home on Stricker Street on Monday morning when part of the building collapsed.READ MORE: Harbaugh Feels 'Really Good' About Secondary Thanks To Recent Additions, Including CB Kyle Fuller
The firefighters were rescued from the rubble, but Sadler, Butrim and Lacayo did not survive. McMaster was released Thursday from Shock Trauma.
Lt. Butrim and Sadler were with the department for 15 years, Lacayo was with the department for seven years, and McMaster has been with the department for six years.MORE NEWS: Marylanders Can Now Add Their Driver's License To Apple Wallet