Roll of Honor

Kenneth Lacayo

Kenneth Lacayo

  • Firefighter/Paramedic
  • Baltimore City Fire Department
  • Maryland
  • Age: 30
  • Year of Death: 2022

Kenneth was a charismatic, brave, and intelligent man. It was rare for someone not to instantly warm up to him and like him. These are just some of the qualities that made Kenneth the man he grew up to be. One thing about Kenny is that he was truly loved by all, especially his family.

Kenneth was born on May 14, 1991, In Washington, DC. Kenneth’s upbringing is not like most. He was the middle child of five, born to two Nicaraguan immigrant parents. This made life at a young age a huge obstacle. But through all the hardships Kenneth strived and was able to achieve greatness. Kenneth may have been born in DC and had a huge amount of love for Montgomery County, but in the end he lived and died to make Baltimore a better, safer place.

Like everyone else in the first responder field that sacrifices so much, Kenneth hardly slept. If Kenneth was not working or volunteering, you could find him sleeping on the nearest couch at every family function, but whether he was awake or asleep, he always made time for family. This was one of Kenneth’s most amazing qualities; he always put others’ needs in front of his own.

When he would transport patients to the hospital, he would wait around until he made sure they were going to be okay. He was stoic until the very end. His helping hand was something you could always depend on, and his strength was something you leaned on. However, these qualities extended beyond those who knew him well.

Kenneth didn’t leave any children behind, but in his heart and soul he was a second father figure to his niece. From the day she was born, and he first saw her at the hospital, it was love at first sight. Soon everything would come to revolve around her, and as she got older, they would become best friends.

From a young age, Kenny excelled. He graduated from Wheaton High School in 2009. In May of 2011, He joined the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad. His dream of becoming a firefighter came true in 2012, then a paramedic in 2014, eventually becoming a founding member of the Honor Guard in 2017. He loved his job, and he was really good at it. He received awards for Top Ten Responders in 2015 and 2016. He also received an award for Rescue Paramedic of the Year in 2016. In 2018, Kenny’s brave and quick actions saved the life of a pedestrian who had been struck by a car, which earned him a unit citation. In 2018, Kenneth officially became a firefighter for Baltimore City.

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