Officer Hugh K. Painter

Officer Hugh K. Painter

Maryland State Police, Maryland

End of Watch Monday, March 31, 1924

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Hugh K. Painter

Officer Hugh Painter succumbed to injuries received in a motorcycle crash five days earlier while chasing a speeder on Washington Boulevard (modern-day Baltimore Avenue) at Muirkirk.

The driver of the vehicle turned his lights off and slammed on his brakes, causing Officer Painter to strike the rear of the vehicle at over 60 mph.

Officer Painter had served with the Maryland State Police for only six months.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Wednesday, March 26, 1924
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

April 2, 2021

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