Trooper Mark P. Groner

Trooper Mark P. Groner

Maryland State Police, Maryland

End of Watch Thursday, October 1, 1992

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Mark P. Groner

Trooper Groner was killed in an accident at Routes 392 and 313 near Hurlock while responding to a call. His vehicle was struck by a vehicle, spun around, and struck by a third oncoming vehicle.

Trooper Groner had been with the agency for almost five years.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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I happened across a female relative of yours at a blood drive - when I saw the last name Groner on her name tag, I asked if she knew Mark Groner. I can't remember now what relation she said you were to her, but she told me you had become a Maryland State Trooper since I had last seen you and, in the same breath, told me you were killed in the line of duty. I was proud of you and sorry for the loss of you all in one moment.

I remember you as the friendly, adorable, round-faced Santa Claus to my Mrs. Clause in the 6th grade Christmas play. When we moved on to 7th grade, we went to different schools and I never met you again. I wish I had known you better and longer and I still think about you. Whenever I encounter a police officer, firefighter or first responder, I remember you and your service and say a prayer for the safety of that person.

God bless you, your family, your loved ones and your fellow troopers. Rest in peace Mark.

Childhood friend

November 3, 2018

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