Officer and Commander Molly Waters was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident in Washington DC.
According to The Washington Post, the crash occurred about 5:20 a.m. Friday morning at South Capitol Street and Firth Sterling Avenue Southeast, when Waters' motorcycle was struck by a car.
Waters died of her injuries in the hospital later on.
Commander Waters then donated her organs and tissues posthumously.
The Coast Guard, on its Facebook page, called her "an inspiration to so many and friend to anyone she met."
Coast Guard Cmdr. Molly Waters was riding her motorcycle to U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., on M… https://t.co/n9AfrbxjFR— Stars and Stripes (@Stars and Stripes)1558127100.0
Saddened to learn about the loss of Coast Guard Cmdr. Molly Waters. Her years of steadfast service to the Great Lak… https://t.co/FSyNI8oVSb— Senator Gary Peters (@Senator Gary Peters)1558197408.0
Thank you for your service, and your gift of life, Coast Guard Commander Molly Waters. Rest in Peace: "Honor Walk:… https://t.co/JKU26oIxGk— Lindsey Mastis (@Lindsey Mastis)1558132807.0
Proud to call Captain Molly Waters my friend. Thank you for making me a better person. I cherish every moment of… https://t.co/2qVJ9xl1LI— Louise Wrage (@Louise Wrage)1558127671.0
Molly waters, commander with the Coast Guard is being taken off life support and donating all of her kidneys. She w… https://t.co/9njg8FseCC— Caroline Patrickis (@Caroline Patrickis)1558096098.0
CDR Molly Waters was a real life Captain Marvel. I wish I could have been there today to wish my shipmate and frien… https://t.co/C0ql6DDTpw— Ana 🧜🏻♀️ (@Ana 🧜🏻♀️)1558119338.0
Following her removal from life support, doctors and nurses from George Washington University Hospital held an honor walk for the fallen commander.
Coast Guard Commander Molly Waters Honor Walk www.youtube.com
"She ended up passing life on to other people in need," her father said. "It helped give us a sense of closure."
HONOR WALK: Coast Guard Commander Molly Waters donated her organs and tissues after she crashed her motorcycle turn… https://t.co/6QtZwWH9wJ— Caroline Patrickis (@Caroline Patrickis)1558116978.0
Hundreds of people lined the hallways of George Washington University Hospital Friday morning to honor Coast Guard… https://t.co/QD5xqkQXf5— ABC 7 News - WJLA (@ABC 7 News - WJLA)1558267200.0
Serving others to the very end. Rest In Peace, Coast Guard Commander Molly Waters. https://t.co/REhrwn8EeY— J Wasem (@J Wasem)1558268458.0
Fair Winds and Following Seas Commander Molly Waters. We have the watch! https://t.co/YueoWrMtg5— USCG Reserve (@USCG Reserve)1558233827.0
Hard to watch this. I sat at Molly’s table as a cadet. She was a good person. RIP CDR (s) Molly Waters. https://t.co/vqmzavG0kC— Ryan White (@Ryan White)1558233068.0
#RIP CDR Molly Waters. We have the watch. ⚓️ #uscg #hero Honor Walk: D.C. hospital honors Coast Guard commander wh… https://t.co/ipYV7cK5ig— Rachel Polish (@Rachel Polish)1558145702.0
"To see all of these people, it's like good Lord, our little kid. How far she went in life in her short 38 years," said Marian West, Molly's mother.
"In the passing, she wanted to donate all of her organs and tissues and anything she could. It's typical Molly fashion."
Waters served in the Coast Guard for 16 years, and leaves behind her cat, two sisters, mom and dad, and step-father.