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 responding to a medical transport request.

The officers had been dispatched from the Frederick Airport in Frederick County to Carroll County to transport a gunshot victim. Their helicopter encountered Instrument Meteorological Conditions and crashed in a heavily wooded area of Leakin Park in Baltimore City.

The crash caused the Maryland State Police to look for a more powerful and safer aircraft.

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

helicopter crash, medevac

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

January 19, 2021

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