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Funeral, viewing dates announced for Baltimore City firefighters killed Monday in the line of duty

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Posted at 11:05 AM, Jan 28, 2022

BALTIMORE — Funeral arrangements and public viewing dates have been announced for three Baltimore City firefighters who were killed Monday in the line of duty.

Firefighters, Paul Butrim, Kelsey Sadler and Kenneth Lacayo died after becoming trapped inside a burning vacant home that collapsed on S. Stricker Street.

Viewings for Sadler and Lacayo will be held February 1 from 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home on Wise Avenue in Dundalk.

The next day at 10am, funeral services will be held for all three fallen firefighters at the Baltimore Convention Center on W. Pratt Street downtown, followed by interment at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.

Wake will be at the Timonium Fairgrounds.

Family and friends of Paul Butrim are invited to gather at the Schimunek Funeral Home of Bel Air on February 3 from 3 to 8pm, or from 9am to noon on February 4.

In preparation for the funeral, the Baltimore City Department of Transportation has announced the following road closures that will be in effect Wednesday.

  • Closure of Camden Street between Paca and Howard Streets 5:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Closure of southbound S. Charles Street at Pratt Street starting at 6:00 a.m.
  • Closure of northbound S. Charles Street at Conway Street starting at 12:30 p.m.
  • Closure of westbound Conway Street at Light Street 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Right lane closure of eastbound Conway Street between I-395 to Sharp Street starting at 7:00 a.m. followed by a full closure of eastbound Conway Street at 12:30 p.m.
  • Entrance ramps to the northbound Jones Falls Expressway will be closed to traffic during the funeral procession.  Motorists will NOT be able to enter the northbound Jones Falls Expressway as the procession makes its way north from President Street to I-695 on Wednesday, which is anticipated to occur from approximately 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.