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Expect Funeral Procession Today for Stafford’s Chief McDonald

NORTH STAFFORD, Va. –– Fire and rescue crews in Stafford County today will honor one of their own.

John “Johnny Mac” McDonald died in the line of duty working as a career Battalion Fire Chief at Washington’s Navy Yard on May 30. When not in Washington, McDonald served as a volunteer fire fighter at Stafford Volunteer Fire Department where he was Fire Chief.

He will be honored at 11:30 a.m. today at Mount Ararat Baptist Church on Va. 610 in North Stafford.

A video of the funeral service will be broadcast live and streamed on the church’s website.

There will also be a large funeral procession today along U.S. 1 and Va. 610 leading prior to the funeral. Here’s the latest from Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department:

On Friday June 6, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. a funeral will be conducted for John “Johnny Mac” McDonald, firefighter and past chief of the Stafford Volunteer Fire Department, who died in the Line of Duty on Friday, May 30, 2014. The funeral will take place at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, 1112 Garrisonville Rd, Stafford Va. with burial following at Quantico National Cemetery.

The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office is providing an escort for the procession, however, due to expected attendance; traffic will be significantly affected in the following areas

Stafford County

Courthouse Rd West to Shelton Shop Rd between 9:15 and 10:15 a.m.

Garrisonville Rd from the 1100 block East to US -1 between 12:30 p.m. and 1:15 p.m.

The intersection of Garrisonville Rd and US-1 North to Joplin Rd between 1:15 p.m. and 1:45 p.m.

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