PG County, Maryland Names New Acting Fire Chief

Lawrence Sedgwick was named acting fire chief for Prince George's County on Monday.


UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) -- Lawrence Sedgwick was named acting fire chief for Prince George's County on Monday.

Sedgwick replaces Darrell Odom, who is retiring. Odom took over in August when Ronald Blackwell resigned to become the fire chief in Anne Arundel County.

Sedgwick has been with the county's Fire and E-M-S Department for 22 years. He has a bachelor's degree from Howard University.

Sedgwick is being considered to become the permanent chief, County Executive Jack Johnson said.