BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Speaking at the Baltimore Convention Center, Mayor Brandon Scott and Baltimore City Fire Chief Niles Ford said the city has support from around the world as the fire department mourns the loss. of three fallen firefighters.
A memorial service is being held on Wednesday for Lieutenant Paul Butrim, Lieutenant Kelsey Sadler and Kenny Lacayo who died in the line of duty January 24 after a The partial collapse trapped them in a burning, vacant house in West Baltimore.
Ford said people from as far away as Canada and California have come to Baltimore, and he has received messages from people in Britain and Asian empires.
The mayor said President Joe Biden called to offer his support.
Both Scott and Ford said today was about honoring Butrim, Sadley and Lacayo after their final sacrifice.
“Today is really about them, and their families, lifting them up and supporting them, giving them the hero farewell they deserve, and giving them the respect they deserve,” Scott said. They deserve it.”
“Today is the day that we pay tribute to the sacrifices of these heroes and these shero lives, for all they have done for the city, for all they have done to family, for the kind of person they just are, Ford said.
The sheriff thanked all the fire departments outside of Baltimore that came to work Wednesday so the entire Baltimore City Fire Department could attend the downtown memorial service.
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2022/02/02/speaking-before-memorial-mayor-scott-and-chief-ford-say-baltimore-has-the-support-of-the-world/ Speaking Before Memorial, Mayor Scott And Chief Ford Say Baltimore Has The World’s Support – CBS Baltimore