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Field dedicated to city worker

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Posted on: October 12, 2023

The city of Laurel dedicated an athletic field to the memory of Marcus Colbert, the only city employee ever killed while on the job.

Colbert was staffing a sanitation truck for the Laurel Department of Public Works in January 2017 when he was struck by a car on Sandy Spring Road.

City officials gathered with Colbert’s parents at 6901 Overlook Way, near the intersection of Van Dusen and Contee roads, on Oct. 6 to rename the spot the Marcus Colbert Community Field.

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