Flags Lowered in Honor of Local Volunteer Firefighter

Marcus Paxton

LEONARDTOWN, MD - This is to advise that Commissioner President Randy Guy has ordered the Maryland state flag and the St. Mary’s County flag immediately lowered to half-staff. This action is in honor of Bay District Volunteer firefighter Marcus Paxton, who died April 10, 2020.

The flags are to remain lowered until sunset the day of his interment on a date to be determined.

According to Bay District Volunteer Fire Department President Wayne Johnson, Marcus Paxton was an active senior member of the department, a medic with Charles County, and a paramedic serving in Baltimore City. “The Bay District Volunteer Fire Department is mourning his loss and sends our condolences to his family,” said Mr. Johnson.
The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County extend their deepest sympathies to the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department and the family of Mr. Paxton. “We are saddened to hear of the death of Mr. Paxton and recognize this deep loss to our community,” said Commissioner President Randy Guy.

Bay District Volunteer Fire Department:

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Firefighter Marcus Paxton. Marcus passed away in an auto accident while off duty early yesterday morning. Marcus leaves behind three young children. He will me missed by all. No information on arrangements has been announced at this time.

Charles County Department of Emergency Services:

We are saddened by the loss of Marcus Paxton. Please keep the Paxton family in your thoughts and prayers and respect their privacy as they take the time that’s necessary to grieve this devastating loss. We hope you join us as we extend our deepest condolences to his entire family during this difficult time.

Lansdowne Vol. Fire Department:

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of member, Marcus Paxton.

Marcus, a member since 2014 and also with the Baltimore City Fire Department & Charles County Department of Emergency Services, lost his life this morning in Prince George's County, Md. in an apparent Motor Vehicle Collision.

We are extremely heartbroken and offer our most sincerest thoughts & prayers to his loved ones.

Rest In Peace Marcus! We will truly miss you!

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