Rodney Miller
Rodney Miller

Shrewsbury firefighters will pay tribute to fallen Loganville Fire Chief Rodney Miller at a concert during their firemen's carnival Monday.

The concert performed by volunteer firefighter turned country musician Paul Cummings, who sings "The Firefighter Song," will be dedicated to Miller, said Karen Amspacher, a carnival committee member.

Miller was killed by an alleged drunken driver in a crash on Interstate 83.

Members of the Loganville Fire Co. and Miller's family have been invited to attended the free concert, she said.

Shrewsbury firefighters will also raise funds for the Loganville Fire Co. T-shirts and bracelets will be sold with proceeds going to the department and $2 of every ride wristband bought with a $2-off coupon will go to the department.

Firefighters will also collect donations, Amspacher said.

"We're going to (pass the boot) and all the profits will go to the Loganville Fire Department, as well," she said.

Miller, 45, was struck and killed about 12:30 a.m. April 27 while stopping traffic on I-83 southbound at the Glen Rock exit for another crash.

Matthew Scott Diehl, 32, of 39 Valley Road, is charged with homicide by vehicle while DUI, homicide by vehicle, accidents involving death, careless driving, reckless driving, failing in a driver's duty in emergency-response areas, and failure to provide information and render aid.

Amspacher said the concert will not only pay tribute to Miller but is also meant to raise awareness.

"We lost more than (a chief)," she said. "We hope this does raise some awareness for drunk driving,"

The concert will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at the Shrewsbury Fire Co. at 21 W. Forrest Ave.

The carnival runs through Saturday.