Trooper First Class Joseph Thomas Lanzi

Trooper First Class Joseph Thomas Lanzi

Maryland State Police, Maryland

End of Watch Saturday, October 28, 1995

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Joseph Thomas Lanzi

Trooper Joseph Lanzi was killed in an automobile crash while responding to assist a Cecil County deputy at the scene of a DUI accident in which the suspect was armed with a gun.

During the response, Trooper Lanzi's patrol car skidded during a downpour and struck a tree on Route 213 near Town Point Road, seven miles south of Elkton.

Trooper Lanzi had served with the Maryland State Police for almost five years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and a daughter.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response

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Trooper Lanzi,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Maryland. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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October 28, 2020

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