Baltimore County

Raising a flag for life-long Laurel fire fighter

Laurel Leader contributor and former columnist Mike McLaughlin caught this scene Wednesday as trucks from Laurel and Beltsville fire departments hoisted a flag over Van Dusen Road at Route 198, while the funeral procession for life-long Laurel resident Carl Owens, 85, passed below.

Owens, who died Nov. 26, had been a member of the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department since he was 16.

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