Officer John W. Jeffrey

Officer John W. Jeffrey

Maryland State Police, Maryland

End of Watch Thursday, September 1, 1921

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John W. Jeffrey

Officer John Jeffrey was killed in a motorcycle crash on Washington Boulevard, at Brickyard Hill, two miles south of Laurel.

It is believed that his motorcycle struck a rock in the roadway, causing him to lose control and crash into a culvert at approximately 11:00 am. A passing Marine found him in the culvert and rushed him to Casualty Hospital, in Washington, DC, where he succumbed to his injuries at 2:40 pm.

Officer Jeffrey had only been with the agency for two months. His assigned patrol area included Baltimore County and Howard County


  • Age 28
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Trooper Jeffrey,

You were the first to make the ultimate sacrifice as a member an agency that would become known as The Maryland State Police. Sadly you would not be the last. Many others have fallen in the line of duty as you did but you and them have not been forgotten. All of your names are engraved on a memorial that stands in the center of the Head Quarters compound. Your memory is also etched in your fellow troopers hearts. We won't forget you John. Rest in peace my brother.

Sgt. J. M. Appleby (Retired)
Maryland State Police

June 26, 2013

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