Watch: Funeral held for Md. fire lieutenant killed in crash
Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Sander Cohen and Special Agent Carlos Wolff were both hit by a vehicle when Cohen stopped to help Wolff on the side of the highway
By FireRescue1 Staff
ROCKVILLE, Md. — Funerals are being held for a firefighter and an FBI agent killed in a series of highway crashes.
WTOP reported that the separate funerals began at 11 a.m. Thursday, with Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Sander Cohen’s funeral being held in Rockville and Special Agent Carlos Wolff being laid to rest in Gaithersburg.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan ordered flags to be flown at half-staff and spoke at Cohen’s funeral. Cohen was given a line of duty death funeral with full honors.
Police said Cohen stopped to help Wolff, who had been in an apparent single-vehicle crash and was in the fast lane of the highway. The two men were on the shoulder of the highway when another vehicle swerved and hit them.
“Deputy Chief Cohen had no idea that inside the vehicle he stopped to help was another law enforcement officer,” Maryland State Police superintendent Col. William Pallozzi said. “Deputy Chief Cohen never hesitated to provide that help.”
#BREAKING Cash Fire Truck involved in crash along Hwy 34 near FM 2101 in Hunt Co this morning. 3 Firefighters injured with non-life threatening injuries. DPS says driver of car died. Updates on https://t.co/xgVHlZtVT4 #NBC5Now pic.twitter.com/gLlkNE64vi— Gerardo (@grlopez4) December 14, 2017