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Laura Madara

Fire Police Officer

On Friday, April 9, 2021, Fire Police Officer Laura Madara was working at the scene of a vehicle accident and standing behind a Selbyville fire police truck.  The driver of the truck, while backing up, accidentally struck her.  She was immediately rushed to the hospital where she passed away a short time later from her injuries.  Investigation into the incident is ongoing.  Fire Police Officer Laura Madara was also the Ladies Auxiliary President.

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Department information

Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company
PO Box 88
Selbyville, Delaware 19975

Chief: Travis Timmons

Age: 56
Rank: Fire Police Officer
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: April 9, 2021 1:02 p.m.
Date of death: April 9, 2021
Cause of death: Struck By
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Scene Safety
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Street/Road

Last updated: April 12, 2021

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