Sergeant Eddison Hermond disappeared on Sunday trying to rescue someone from the catastrophic flooding that wiped out historic Ellicott City for the second time in three years.
Sgt. Eddison’s body was found in the Patapsco River on Tuesday, according to authorities.
The governor has declared a State of Emergency across Maryland.
It’s with a heavy heart that I order Maryland flags to fly at half-staff across the state in honor of Sergeant Eddison Hermond. His service to our country, state, and local community will not soon be forgotten. Flags will return to full-staff sunset of the day he is laid to rest pic.twitter.com/CQ7DGiOEvj
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) May 30, 2018