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Officer Duke G. Aaron, III | Maryland Transportation Authority Police, Maryland Maryland Transportation Authority Police, Maryland


Duke G. Aaron, III

Maryland Transportation Authority Police, Maryland

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 0118

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Narcotics involved

Offender: Convicted

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Officer Aaron was killed when his unmarked patrol car was struck from behind by a pick-up truck on U.S. Route 50, near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Anne Arundel County.

Officer Aaron stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction on westbound Route 50. After issuing the motorist a summons, Officer Aaron returned to his unmarked vehicle, which was parked on the shoulder of the highway. As Officer Aaron was sitting in the parked patrol car, the vehicle was struck from behind by a pick-up truck.

Officer Aaron was taken to Shock Trauma Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The driver of the vehicle that struck Officer Aaron's patrol car, who was only slightly injured in the collision, had a suspended license at the time of the incident. The driver was charged with 12 counts as a result of the incident. On August 25th, 2005, he plead guilty to vehicular manslaughter. He was subsequently sentenced to three years in prison and five years of supervised probation. He was released on parole on May 18th, 2007. On October 21st, 2012, the subject was convicted of a probation violation and ordered to finish remaining 2-1/2 years of his sentence.

Officer Aaron had served with the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department for 10 years. He is survived by his wife, sister and parents. Officer Aaron's father-in-law retired from the same agency several months prior to the incident and had served as his training officer.

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Hey Uncle Duke,

You know when you passed, I was young. Not a day goes by where I don't miss you. When it happened I was too young to understand why it happened or what the cause really was. Today I decided to Google everything and I wish i didn't. It still blows my mind that you aren't here and it's almost been 12 years.

The only thing I can remember is having a break down in mom's bed, crying and wondering how Aunt Jen was handling everything.

You have missed so many things that I wish you didn't have to. Graduating, Brittney getting marry and now having a baby! Your other nieces growing into beautiful little women, and your nephew growing into a smart little man. You would be so proud of all of us and it just sucks you had to go so soon. You were our biggest fan growing up and I best friend.

I will never forget all of our memories, from visits at school, truck ride listening to country music, donut dates, and locking us up in jail.

You were such a loving and wonderful person and I am heartbroken that I can't share my life with you. I have grown into something I have never expected.

I hope your watching down on everyone every day. Please always remember you are missed and you are loved so much.

June 10, 2016


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