Funeral Tuesday for Rockville VFD Deputy Chief, DC Police Detective Scott Emmons

by Cordell Pugh
Funeral Tuesday for Rockville VFD Deputy Chief, DC Police Detective Scott Emmons

On Thursday, February 25, 2021, Deputy Chief Scott Eric Emmons, at the age of 48, passed away from complications after a medical event he suffered on February 6, 2021.

Chief Emmons joined the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department (RVFD) on May 29, 1991 as a student live-in at Station 31. Originally form Wallingford, CT, Chief Emmons served the RVFD for more than 30 years, rising through the ranks to become the Fire Chief in January 2011, an office he held until August of 2017.  Following his tenure as Fire Chief, Chief Emmons continued to serve the Department as a Deputy Chief.

Chief Emmons joined the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia in 1997, where he was currently serving as a detective assigned to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.

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 who worked with him and a mentor to many. He was loved and will be missed more than words can express.

Chief Emmons is survived by his daughter, Emily Emmons; father, Brian Emmons; mother, Susan Centmehaiey; brother, Ryan Emmons and sister, Ashley Emmons.

Please keep the Emmons family, his friends and all the members of the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department in your thoughts and prayers as we all deal with this tragic loss.

The Funeral for Rockville VFD Deputy Chief, DC Police Detective Scott Emmons will take place on Tuesday March 2nd. Funeral details, including a link to watch the funeral live, are below:

All events at Covenant of Life Church – 7501 Muncaster Mill Rd., Gaithersburg, MD

10a – 12 noon – visitation with family and friends
12p – 1p – funeral service
1p – 1:30p – outdoor honors by Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department followed by procession to Rockville Cemetery, 1350 Baltimore Rd, Rockville. Procession to pass by RVFD Station 3 380 Hungerford Dr. Rockville with house siren sounding representing Chief Emmons’ final alarm
2pm – private graveside service
3p-6p – friends and family reception, location at the Covenant of Life Church

Here is the link to the virtual service, which will go live at 11AM:

There will be a procession from Covenant Life Church to Rockville Cemetery following the service.

Expect substantial traffic disruptions due to the large procession. The procession will begin around 1:30PM.

Rolling road closures for the procession from church to cemetery:

Muncaster Mill Road to Shady Grove Road to MD-355 to Veirs Mill Road to First Street to Baltimore Road.Baltimore Road will be closed between Edmonston Drive and Broadwood Drive between 2PM and 3:15PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the:
Rockville Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
PO Box 1547
Rockville, MD 20849
1200 29th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

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