ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Governor Larry Hogan began today’s meeting of the Board of Public Works with a moment of silence for the members of the Baltimore City Fire Department who died earlier this week in the line of duty:
“I would like to start today by taking a moment to pay tribute to the three Baltimore City firefighters who died in the line of duty earlier this week in what was truly a horrific tragedy. Our hearts go out to their families and to their brothers and sisters in the fire department.
“The flags remain at half-staff in the honor of Lieutenant Paul Butrim, Firefighter Kelsey Sadler, and Firefighter Kenneth Lacayo. I would like to ask if you would join me in a moment of silence for these fallen heroes.
“A fourth firefighter, John McMaster, was seriously injured and we are all pulling for him to make a speedy recovery and he seems to be doing much better, and we’re very thankful for that. I want to ask all Marylanders to keep all of the families and the entire Baltimore City Fire Department in their prayers.”