Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper First Class Edward Plank

Maryland State Police, Maryland

End of Watch Tuesday, October 17, 1995

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Reflections for Trooper First Class Edward Plank

TFC Plank, we never met, but I was close to you on that night. I was only a few miles down the road, at B&B on my honeymoon, but something wasn't right. I could feel it. I was restless and afraid all night long. I blocked the door to our room. In the morning, that fear had passed but something was off. As I drove back up 13, I learned of this tragedy. On this anniversary, my wife and I returned to the area. I felt your presence again. I am so sorry you were taken away from your loved ones. You will be remembered as we will Never Forget The Brotherhood (NFTB)

RJ Davis, Second Lieutenant (Ret.)
Fairfax County (VA) Police Department

October 18, 2021

Rest in Peace brother. You are not forgotten .

Len Taylor
Baltimore County PD (Ret.)

October 17, 2021

RIP Trooper Plank ! Thank You for Your Service and Sacrifice ! Prayers and Condolences continue for You and Your Family ! God Bless You and Your Family !

Ed Jackson
Chief, Annapolis PD

Edward Jackson
Annapolis Police Department

June 24, 2021

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


United States Border Patrol

October 17, 2020

I looked back and the last time I wrote on your wall was October 2006. One month later my career was ended by a violent assault on me. I survived with scars but I'm here writing, was given the opportunity to see my children grow, something you didn't get. My children had me in their life, something yours didn't. It's not right! You were a good, dedicated, professional Trooper. Thank you for being there on those calls as backup when my backup hadn't arrived. Your brother in LE always! Help keep watch over our brothers and sisters now. They need the extra watch!

PFC (retired). Rusty Savage

June 14, 2020

Rest in peace Trooper First Class Plank.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 9, 2019

I never got to meet my uncle, but he seems like a really cool person to be around. There's not a day that i don't think of what he could be doing know. Miss you lots!!!


September 18, 2017

Today would have been your 50th birthday. I often wonder how life would have been...but you will be 28 forever. My heart still aches I miss you so much. Love you


August 26, 2017

God Bless and be well, and please pray for us here back on Earth.

Robert Tunney
Son of a Maryland State Trooper

September 30, 2016

Eddie worked for me as a Cadet when he first started with the MSP. I had retired when this happened. I had been to so many funerals, I couldn't bring myself to go. Have since wished that I had. Prayers for his wife and family

Sgt. Jonathan M. Willey
Maryland State Police

October 17, 2015

One of my darkest days with the MSP. My thoughts and prayers are with Trooper Plank's He was a personal friend, and truly one of Md's Finest. May God Bless The Plank Family.

Chaplain Sonny Benton
MSP Chaplain "U" P.A. Somerset Co.

November 30, 2014

There's a special place in heaven for the Ed Plank's of the world; and a special place in hell for the cowards that took him away from his family...his personal family and the MSP!

Lt. (Ret.) Danny Shell
Maryland State Police

October 18, 2014

Every time I walk out my door and see your house I remember that night I came home and you were washing your car. Told me I needed to come see Hayley as she was starting to walk. Heard you leave and go 10-41. Woke the next morning to the news and ran to the window. Convinced myself it wasn't you. Heard your name going to Snow Hill. Can't believe it has been nearly 19 years ago. Thoughts are with your family. Know they miss you every day.

Neighbor/teacher at WHS.

September 29, 2014

Eddie Plank was such a great guy and deeply missed. I am a retired correctional officer from ECI and I remember the morning very well! What a shame for this sentence to have been changed. We miss you Eddie!

Eastern Correctional Institution

October 17, 2013

I will never forget you,Eddie. Your ever-present grin, enthusiasm for your job and for life in general. It was a dark day when we lost you.

Elizabeth Ireland
Wicomico SAO

October 17, 2013

Ed was my shift partner when I first arrived at the Centreville Barrack in 1998. Ed had a good work ethic, was a good Trooper, and was always there when needed.

I think about Ed on this date every year. He was a good man and didn't deserve this. Such a tragedy..

Scott Anderson
maryland state police

October 17, 2013

Nunquam obliviscar - I will never forget

Lt. Clarence Bell (Ret)

February 22, 2013

Still missing you!!


October 19, 2012

Rest in peace and may god bless you Trooper Plank

Pfc Jon Pease
Cmpd-Retired Bpd

October 17, 2012

I was only on the job 4 months when your end of watch came. I read about it and followed it all the way to the end. I want you and your family to know, not that we ever met, but you played a major role in where I am today. You inspired me to push myself as hard as I could to do the right thing. Thank You for that. I have family who retired and moved to Chincoteague VA. I pay my respects everytime I travel Rt 13. God speed brother.

Sgt Eric Dale
Cumberland County Drug Task Force PA

June 16, 2012

Uncle Eddie,
I have so many great memories of you. You we're a amazing trooper and amazing uncle. All tho I was so young when you passed away your death made a huge impact on my life. I think about you everyday when I drive by your cross and memorial.


December 28, 2011

To Ms. Kelly and The Plank Family: The memory of that sad morning lingers fresh on my heart today. I met with Eddy and his Trooper Friend Ronnie Howard at Circle Inn where he showed me his new unmarked light blue police car early that morning. He was more then a friend, and as his Chaplain I will forever be thankful for his service to Somerset and The State of Maryland. "Yes, Eddy Plank, you were and will forever remain, One of Marland's Finest ! " My prayers are with The Plank Family.

With My Deepest Respect and Love

Sonny B (MSP Chaplain Retired)

PS I also Honor Trooper Dennis Lord A True MSP Hero and Friend. God Bless and Keep Maryland's Finest In His Loving Care (especially my Barrack "X" Somerset Co.)

Chaplain Sonny Benton
Barrack "x" Somerset Co. (Retired)

October 18, 2011


I was in the police academy when you were killed. My wife cried her eyes out and asked me if this is what it was going to be like being married to a cop. You were the first officer/trooper to be killed in Maryland during my career here. Many have since fallen in Maryland as well, including close friends.

I have met Troopers that you worked with and even many years later, can tell the impact that your death has had on them.

We never met, but I can tell you that reading about the man you were had an impact on me as well.

You are one fallen hero that I will never forget.

Howard County

May 23, 2011

Think of you often and miss your goofy laugh...

Jill Pearce Truitt
Friend and classmate

June 12, 2010

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

June 8, 2010

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