“Governor Larry Hogan has directed that flags be lowered to half-staff in memory of a firefighter who died in the line of duty Tuesday while responding to a vehicle accident.

Michael Powers, 70, a decades-long volunteer firefighter with the Libertytown Volunteer Fire Company, was clearing debris from MD Route 26 after a crash when he suffered a medical emergency.

‘Michael Powers dedicated more than 50 years of his life to firefighting and saving lives. He had a great passion for serving his community,’ Gov. Hogan said. ‘We will honor Firefighter Powers’ memory and remember his sacrifice as we mourn with his loved ones and his fellow firefighters.'”

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...