Corporal Gregory A. May

Corporal Gregory A. May

Maryland State Police, Maryland

End of Watch Sunday, January 19, 1986

Gregory A. May

Corporal May and Trooper Carey Poetzman were killed in a helicopter accident while responding to a medical transport request.

The officers had been dispatched from the Frederick Airport, in Frederick County, to Carroll County, for a gunshot victim. Their helicopter encountered Instrument Meteorological Conditions and crashed in a heavily wooded area of Leakin Park, located in Baltimore City, Maryland. The crash caused the Maryland State Police to look for a more powerful and safer aircraft.

Corporal May was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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I can still recall how you always sat in that same familiar position in the auditorium TV class. You always seemed reserved but friendly. I remember the day after your crash, as I learned of your passing. Such a shock to hear that news. Twenty-eight years later, while I was "browsing" in the neighborhood, I thought I'd stop by to say "hello". You are still remembered.

Carol Findley, friend

December 21, 2014

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