The Maryland Fire Rescue Services Memorial Foundation regretfully announces the LODD of Lieutenant William Andre Sheffield 28-Year Veteran of the Baltimore City Fire Department Dies
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - (BALTIMORE, MD) – It’s with great sadness and sorrow, that we announce the passing of a 28-year veteran with the Baltimore City Fire Department.
This morning, members woke up to the devasting news that Lieutenant William Andre Sheffield loss his life the night of January 27. We are hurt by the passing of Lieutenant Sheffield. As a dedicated servant of Baltimore, this is a major loss for us all,” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. “Although he is no longer with us, I know that his legacy will live forever within the fire department and across the city. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and his colleagues at BFCD during this difficult time.” Upon graduating from the Fire Academy, Lt. Sheffield was assigned to Truck 6. Six years later, in 1999, he was promoted to Lieutenant and was stationed at Engine 23 for a short period. He then transferred to Engine 35 and remained there until his passing. Throughout his career, he served in the capacity of Fire Investigation and as a Safety Officer. “Our members are hurting right now….we are all hurting right now after learning about the loss of our fellow brother,” Fire Chief Niles R. Ford said. “This morning, I personally spoke with members and friends who have worked with Lt. Sheffield for years and the response has been a total disbelief.” Lt. Sheffield was loved by many – from those in the department and in the community – “to say he will never be forgotten is an understatement,” said Chief Ford.
In honor of Lt. Sheffield’s legacy and during this time of mourning, fire department flags will be flown at half-staff, at all stations until sunset day of his funeral. “I offer peace and condolences to his family and loved ones during this difficult time. The loss of Lt. Sheffield is a huge loss and we will be forever grateful for his commitment to the residents of Baltimore City and the opportunity to spend time with such a selfless public servant,” Chief Ford said.
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