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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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I loved you yesterday, I loved you today, and I will love you tomorrow and for eternity Snookums. This never gets easier.


Jenn Aaron
July 20, 2017


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