Christopher David Morlan was born on June 23,1975, to David and Gina Morlan of Hyattsville, Maryland. He attended South River High School, where he excelled in baseball and arts. Chris enjoyed terrorizing his sisters, Kelly Evans and Stacey Taylor. He attended Frostburg College, where he concentrated on visual arts and graphic design degrees. Chris had another calling in life and left college before graduating. His passion for the fire service took him on a road to get hired professionally.
In July of 1998, Chris started his career with Frederick County Department of Fire and Rescue. Chris poured his heart and soul into his career as a firefighter. He quickly promoted within the department while serving at Independence Hose Company and United Fire and Steam Company. Chris loved being downtown in the heart of Frederick City. He continued to serve as a county safety officer and then into the role of captain of the safety office. In 2020, Chris hit his ultimate goal of becoming a battalion chief. He excelled in all aspects of his 22-year career. He spent copious hours diving into training and preparing his crews for the job.
Chris left behind his wife, Nicole Morlan; and his children, Christopher David Jr. (and mother, Belinda), Patrick, Nathaniel, and Abigail (and mother, Emily), and Bohdi (mother, Nicole). He also was the stepfather to Noah, Ava, and Evan Chow. Chris loved nothing more than his children and family. He spent countless hours on a baseball field or basketball court coaching his children. He took on various volunteer roles within Thurmont Little League and Catoctin Youth Basketball Association. Chris loved watching his children succeed.
Chris’s untimely death in December of 2021 took him away from his family. He was loved by so many and is truly missed by his children. Every day his children continue to make him proud with the service and dedication to their studies and sports.