State Park Ranger Joseph A. Carr

State Park Ranger Joseph A. Carr

Maryland Department of Natural Resources - Maryland Park Service, Maryland

End of Watch Thursday, April 13, 1978

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Joseph A. Carr

Ranger Carr suffered a fatal heart attack while making a drug-related arrest in the McKeldin Area of Patapsco Valley State Park in Howard County, Maryland. The Maryland State Park Service has since been reorganized into the Maryland State Forest and Park Service.

Ranger Carr had been with the agency for 10 years and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 64
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 450

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

narcotics, arrest

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To the friends and family of Ranger Joeseph A. Carr. Your service and devotion will be remembered always. The beauty of this warm fall day at your memorial site at Patapsco State Park on November 12, 2014, a day after Veterans Day is a testimony to your love of community and our natural resources.

Thank you.

Alan Rubinstein
Resident, Howard County, MD

November 12, 2014

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