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

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!!!

Rose
niece

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

Sandy
Mother

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.
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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.

Judy
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!

Retired
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)
MDSP

February 22, 2013

Still missing you!!

Kelly
Sister

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.

Nick
Nephew

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

Eddie,

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.

Cpl
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

Another year come and gone. Love and miss you everyday!

Kelly
sister

October 19, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 14th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for your family as I know the hurt never goes away...the pain and pride is forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

October 17, 2009

Rest in peace young brother and thank you for your service.

Gordon Hobbs
NC Game Warden

September 7, 2009

Eddie,
When I found this Memorial Page, dedicated to you, I immediately got the urge to say something to express my feelings, but I couldn't find just the right words. I've never been good with words and I guess that's why I learned to play the Bagpipes ...
It was an Honor to play "Going Home" and "Amazing Grace" at your grave site that terrible day we all had to say goodbye to you.
I continue to play for Heroes; Police Officers, Firefighters, Soldiers any time I am called. It's a very small contribution for those who gave so much. I Pray we all meet again some day ...

Sgt. Wm Corcoran (Retired #457)
P.G. County Police, MD

March 25, 2009

a true heroe is not forgotton but engraved on our hearts forever

firefighter31
crystal

March 7, 2009

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