BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Kelsey Sadler, one of three City of Baltimore firefighters killed in the line of duty Monday, was promoted to lieutenant upon completion.
The Baltimore City Fire Department announced the promotion in a Facebook post on Thursday, three days later Sadler and two firefighters died from their injuries in a partial collapse of the building.
“(Sadler) will forever be remembered for her commitment and bravery to BCFD and Baltimore,” read part of the fire department’s post.
Sadler, along with Lieutenant Paul Butrim and firefighters Kenny Lacayo and John McMaster were fighting a fire inside an empty row of houses on Stricker Street on Monday morning when part of the building collapsed.
Firefighters were rescued from the wreckage, but Sadler, Butrim and Lacayo did not survive. McMaster was released Thursday following the injury.
Lieutenants Butrim and Sadler have been with the department for 15 years, Lacayo has been with the department for seven years, and McMaster has been with the department for six years.
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