Trooper First Class John Edward Sawa

Trooper First Class John Edward Sawa

Maryland State Police, Maryland

End of Watch Tuesday, March 10, 1987

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John Edward Sawa

Trooper Sawa and Trooper Larry Small were killed when their cruisers were struck by a tractor trailer. The officers were in the median of I-95 near Havre de Grace, Maryland, exchanging information when the semi ran off the road and struck both of the cruisers.

Trooper Sawa had been with the agency for almost five years and was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 3, 2020

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