Trooper Carey S. Poetzman

Trooper Carey S. Poetzman

Maryland State Police, Maryland

End of Watch Sunday, January 19, 1986

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Carey S. Poetzman

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.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Rest in peace Trooper Poetzman.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 22, 2020

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