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Charles Co. flag at half-staff in memory of veteran firefighter

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Charles County, MD -- Charles County is lowering its flag to half-staff in memory of firefighter David Shaw, who served over 60 yrs at the Indian Head Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad.

According to the website for Charles County Volunteer Fire and EMS, Shaw served as a volunteer firefighter, Assistant Chief, Chief, President, and life member of the Indian Head Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad.

As a volunteer firefighter, he trained many members of both Indian Head VFD&RS and Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad.

He was also an Army veteran, serving as a sharpshooter for 2 years and was a firefighter with the Naval District Washington at the Washington Navy Yard.

Shaw worked as a Charles County School bus driver for 4 years and at the Glymont Veterinary Clinic for 40 years.

An honor procession will take David from Indian Head VFD&RS (4095 Indian Head Hwy, Indian Head, MD) to Potomac Heights VFD&RS (73 Glymont Rd., Indian Head, MD) at 11:30 AM on Friday, August 16, 2019. The family will receive friends at Potomac Heights VFD&RS from 1 PM until time of Firemen’s Prayer at 5 PM. A repast will follow at the fire department.

The family asks in lieu of flowers, that monetary donations be given to the Indian Head Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad and/or Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad Auxiliary.

 

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