Md. governor lowers flags after death of firefighter

Firefighter Michael Powers, a longtime volunteer with the Libertytown Volunteer Fire Department, died Tuesday after responding to a car crash


The Frederick News-Post, Md.

FREDERICK, Md. — Gov. Larry Hogan ordered the immediate lowering of the U.S. and Maryland flags after the death Tuesday of a Frederick County volunteer firefighter.

Firefighter Michael Powers, a longtime volunteer with the Libertytown Volunteer Fire Department, died Tuesday after responding to a car crash on Md. 26 in Unionville.

Gov. Larry Hogan ordered the immediate lowering of the U.S. and Maryland flags after the death Tuesday of a Frederick County volunteer firefighter. (Photo/Frederick County (MD) Fire & Rescue)
Gov. Larry Hogan ordered the immediate lowering of the U.S. and Maryland flags after the death Tuesday of a Frederick County volunteer firefighter. (Photo/Frederick County (MD) Fire & Rescue)

Powers arrived there driving one of the engines from the Libertytown Volunteer Fire Department. He collapsed a short time later and was pronounced dead at Frederick Memorial Hospital at 2:21 p.m. Tuesday.

Powers, who worked for Montgomery County Public Schools, started volunteering more than 40 years ago at the Brunswick Volunteer Fire Co.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Libertytown Volunteer Fire Department, 12027 South Street.

A celebration of life will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Glade Cemetery.

Hogan announced that flags should remain at half-staff until after Powers is buried.

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©2019 The Frederick News-Post (Frederick, Md.)

 

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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