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Trooper Carey S. Poetzman | Maryland State Police, Maryland Maryland State Police, Maryland

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Carey S. Poetzman

Maryland State Police, Maryland

End of Watch: Sunday, January 19, 1986

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Aircraft accident

Incident Date: 1/19/1986

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Trooper Carey Poetzman and Corporal Gregory May were killed in a helicopter accident while returning from a medical transport request.

The officers had been dispatched from the Frederick Airport, in Frederick County, to Carroll County, for a gunshot victim. Their helicopter encountered Instrument Meteorological Conditions and crashed in a heavily wooded area of Leakin Park, located in Baltimore City, Maryland.

Trooper Poetzman had served with the agency for 6 years. She was survived by her husband.

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Corporal Gregory A. May
Maryland State Police, Maryland
End of Watch: Sunday, January 19, 1986
Cause: Aircraft accident

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 26th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.. I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
January 19, 2012

 

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