Friday afternoon a procession of police and fire vehicles escorted the body of Rockville Volunteer Fire Deputy Chief Scott Emmons, who died earlier this week, to the Snowden Funeral Home. Emmons was 48 and had died from complications after a medical event he suffered on Feb. 6.
He had been the Rockville VFD Chief from January 2011 to August 2017 and had joined the department May 29, 1991 as a student live-in at Station 31. He was a detective with the Metropolitan D.C. Police, where he started in December of 1997, and was assigned to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.
Rockville VFD announced Emmons’s death “with heavy hearts and profound sadness,” noting, “Chief Emmons was well known in the fire service, and well respected by all that had the privilege to know and work alongside him. He was a friend to all of us and a mentor to many.”
He was originally from Wallingford, Connecticut. Information regarding a memorial will be provided as soon as it is available.
The procession began in Baltimore at the medical examiner’s office and continued to Snowden Funeral Home in Rockville. It passed by the Rockville VFD.