FCFR announces Line-of-Duty Death of Deputy Chief Chester Lauck

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Frederick County Fire and Rescue announced the news of the Line-of-Duty Death of Deputy Chief Chester T. Lauck.

Chief Lauck suffered a cardiac event at his home on the early hours of Saturday morning after engaging in firefighting operations on a wildfire on Back Creek Road in Gore.

He passed away at 8:09 am Sunday morning at Winchester Medical Center surrounded by family and friends.

Due to the circumstances surrounding his death, his passing is regarded as a Line-Of-Duty Death with all associated honors and recognition.

Chief Lauck selflessly served the Round Hill community for 14 years in a variety of roles.

He also served as a Patrolman in the Virginia Department of Forestry starting in 1984.

He also held a variety of positions including Captain and Battalion Chief  during his 22 year career with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Fire and Rescue Department before retiring in 2007.

Lauck is also a veteran of the National Guard after serving in the 167th Airlift Wing Air National Guard as an Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighter.

His body was transported to Omps Funeral Home on Monday around noon with a full display of support from first responders.

Visitation and funeral arrangements are being planned to honor the service and memory of Chief Lauck.

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