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WEAA, Baltimore Fire remembers city’s first African American Fire Chief Herman Williams, Jr.

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Photo credit: Baltimore Fire on Twitter

(WEAA)—Baltimore City’s first Black fire chief, Herman Williams, Jr., has died.

The fire department and Williams’ son, television host Montel Williams, tweeted about his death over the weekend.

“It’s a somber day for #BCFD as we mourn the loss of Chief Herman Williams Jr. - the first African American Fire Chief for Baltimore City. As a champion, pioneer & agent of change, Chief Williams will be truly missed. He loved #BCFD & #BCFD loved him,” the fire department stated.

Williams was appointed as chief of the fire department in 1992.

Baltimore Fire Chief Niles Ford and Baltimore City Assistant Fire Chief Roman Clark join Two Way Talk to honor the life of former Chief Herman Williams, Jr.

Click the audio to listen.

Many public officials and organizations also paid tribute to the former chief and extended their condolences to his loved ones.

Baltimore native, Micarie Kemp has always been passionate about working in the media.