Quartermaster Sergeant Ellsworth D. Dryden

Quartermaster Sergeant Ellsworth D. Dryden

Maryland State Police, Maryland

End of Watch Friday, October 7, 1938

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Ellsworth D. Dryden

Quartermaster Sergeant Ellsworth Dryden succumbed to injuries received in a motorcycle crash on March 4th, 1933

He was escorting the Maryland's Governor Albert Ritchie home from the President Franklin D. Roosevelt's inauguration when his motorcycle collided with a bread tuck at the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue and 34th Street in Mount Rainier, Maryland. He was seriously injured in the crash and died after contracting a bloodstream infection.

Sergeant Dryden had served with the Maryland State Police for just under 10 years.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Saturday, March 4, 1933

escort, executive protection

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 7, 2020

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