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


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

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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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Carey it has been 31 years since the accident. I will never forget our time in the Academy and being together in Third Squad! I will also never forget working night patrol at Frederick and being called in to the barrack to start a search for you and Greg. The news of your death later in the morning was devastating. You served your state with honor and have been one of the finest people that I have ever met. We will meet again, I know this to be a true. Keep looking out for us!

Cpl(R) J. Scott McCauley, Maryland State
Maryland State Police
January 19, 2017


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