Delaware Fire Police Officer Dies after Being Struck by Department Vehicle

Madara was standing behind the truck when she was struck and killed.
Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company Fire Police Officer Laura Madara. (department photo, Facebook)

Fire Police Officer Laura Madara was providing
traffic control at crash scene

Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment Staff

SELBYVILLE, Delaware – WBOC reports that the Selbyville Volunteer Fire Department and the community are mourning the loss of Fire Police Officer Laura Madara, killed while providing traffic control during an April 9 motor vehicle crash.

Delaware State Police say that a fire department vehicle was on Polly Branch Road with its emergency equipment activated.

The vehicle was being used for traffic control while on scene. 

Troopers tell WBOC that as the scene cleared, the driver of the truck reversed. Madara was standing behind the truck when she was struck and killed.

The Selbyville Fire Department said Madara was a fire police officer, assisting with traffic control during fire calls, and also served as President of the Ladies Auxiliary. 

The Delaware State Police are investigating this incident.

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