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Mourners say farewell to fallen heroes
Mourners say farewell to fallen heroes

More than 1,000 mourners paid their last respects to two widely esteemed public servants at separate funerals Sunday, one for a Baltimore police officer who died 10 days ago of injuries he sustained in a November crash, a second for a Bel Air paramedic who was killed while helping a motorist during a recent snowstorm. On a gloomy, overcast day marked by freezing rain in the early morning, friends, family members and colleagues hailed both Officer Craig Anthony Chandler of Upper Marlboro and paramedic Capt. Erik P. Steciak of Columbia as family men who were passionate about their work and routinely went above and beyond the call of duty in their service to the public. Chandler, who...