RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Emergency responders honored a North Carolina Fire Chief who died in Virginia over the weekend.
State Police led a procession down Interstate 95 on Tuesday to return Adam Snyder‘s body to North Carolina. The procession honoring Atlantic Beach Fire Cheif Adam Synder went through Richmond.
Synder, a 20-year veteran of the Atlantic Beach Fire Department, passed away on Monday after he was critically injured in a skiing accident on March 9, according to WNCT.
Synder was with his family at Wintergreen Resort in Nelson County when he was hurt. He later died at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.
Virginia State Police escorted his body from the hospital and closed off roads throughout the city until the procession made its way to Interstate 64. Charlottesville Fire and Rescue saluted Snyder under an American Flag. The procession then got to Interstate 95.
Synder, a U.S. Marine veteran, was honored by several local first responders during the procession on Tuesday. Charlottesville Fire Captain Timmy Cersley said it was an honor to give a tribute to a fallen brother.
“We made contact with their fire department, hotel, lodging, anything they needed,” Cersley explained. “We set up bunks here so they could sleep here if they needed to. It’s just a part of the tradition and the service to honor a fallen brother and to make sure that he’s not left alone, that the family is not left alone and that we guide them all the way back home.”
The procession continued to the North Carolina Welcome Center and will then make its way to a funeral home in Morehead City.