By Phil Davis, The Baltimore Sun, December 2, 2019
Growing up in a Cecil County trailer park, Ray Lynn has been shaped by tragedy.
Lynn went from seeing drug addiction firsthand in his neighborhood as a child to tackling the problem as a police officer decades later.
“I can name you friends that are dead because of it," he said.
Lynn, 44, also saw his brother and sister burn to death in a house fire when he was 19, he said. It’s what led him to become a volunteer firefighter and, later, a Maryland State Police trooper.