William “Dre” Sheffield was born in Lynn Haven, Florida, on November 3, 1960. At the age of 18 he moved to Baltimore, Maryland, to begin his career. Upon graduating from the fire academy in 1993, Firefighter William Andre Sheffield was assigned to Truck #6. In 1999, he was promoted to lieutenant and assigned to Engine #23 for a brief time before transferring to Engine #35, where he remained until his passing. Throughout his career, he served both as a fire investigator and as a safety officer. In both capacities he was highly respected by his supervisors, peers, and most of all by those who served alongside him. He received numerous commendations as evidence of unwavering dedication to his career.
He had a deep love for his family, whom he protected and served as well as the citizens of Baltimore. His grandchildren, Teyon Jr. and Amauri, were his pride and joy. He doted over his wife, children, mom, and siblings. His love for football was unmatched, as well as his love for golf. He enjoyed traveling, cooking, and grilling. His all-time favorites were oysters, seafood, and steak.
Andre was loved by so many in the fire department as well as family and friends.
His untimely death occurred on January 27, 2021. Fallen hero William A. Sheffield was 60 years old and had served in the Baltimore City Fire Department for 28 years. He is survived by devoted wife, Tesa Y. Sheffield; daughter, Kierston; and son, Darian; as well as his two grandsons, mother, and siblings.