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Memorial service, viewings scheduled for fallen Baltimore firefighters

Three Baltimore firefighters who died while beating back a blaze in a vacant rowhome will be memorialized next week.

Fire officials and the firefighters’ union announced dates for funeral services and viewings for fire lieutenants Paul Butrim and Kelsey Sadler and Paramedic/Firefighter Kenny Lacayo, who died while trapped inside a rowhome in Baltimore’s Mount Clare neighborhood that collapsed as it burned.

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A fourth firefighter, John McMaster, was released Thursday from University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center after suffering life-threatening injuries.

Viewings for Sadler and Lacayo are scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 1 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home in Dundalk, according to the fire union.

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A memorial service will be held the following day at 10 a.m. at the Baltimore Convention Center, the Baltimore City Fire Department said in a news release. From there, the procession will travel to Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens for interment.

A gathering for Butrim is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 3 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the following day from 9 a.m. to noon at Schimunek Funeral Home in Bel Air, the union said.


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