Trooper Gary L. Wade

Trooper Gary L. Wade

Maryland State Police, Maryland

End of Watch Saturday, January 30, 1982

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Gary L. Wade

Trooper Gary Wade was struck and killed by a vehicle during a traffic stop on Kennedy Highway one-quarter mile south of the Havre de Grace exit.

Trooper Wade had served with the Maryland State Police for just over two years.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

traffic stop

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I was watching the news story tonight about the ceremony for the Fallen Heroes and Gary popped up in my mind. I was a friend of his sister Linda and his cousin Marcella and knew all of the Wade kids, their parents and uncles. I remember getting the news of his passing and attending his funeral. It was such a shock, he was so young. He was a great guy and very much loved by his friends and family. They were so proud of him.

Thank you all for your sacrifice and your service.

Marcia Thomas-Smith

May 5, 2023

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