Governor Will Join Maryland State Police to Honor Fallen Heroes

May 10, 2018: Governor Will Join Maryland State Police to Honor Fallen Heroes

(PIKESVILLE, MD) – Governor Larry Hogan will join Colonel William Pallozzi and police survivor families to honor state troopers who have given their lives in the line of duty at the annual Maryland State Police Fallen Heroes Ceremony.

The ceremony will honor the 43 state troopers who made the ultimate sacrifice serving in Maryland and two troopers killed while on active military duty in World War II.

Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal Sander Cohen will be honored during the unveiling of a new memorial honoring members of the Office of the State Fire Marshal killed in the line of duty.

Speakers will include Governor Hogan, Colonel Pallozzi, State Fire Marshal Brian Geraci, and Major Joseph Lanzi, Jr., the son of a Maryland State Police Fallen Hero. Major Lanzi currently serves as a surgeon in the US Army.

In addition to the families of Fallen Heroes, the event will be attended by current and retired state troopers and deputy state fire marshals, there to honor their fellow troopers and deputy.


WHEN: FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018 11:00 A.M.



Governor Will Join Maryland State Police To Honor Fallen Heroes

Fires and general mayhem dominated the April news in days gone by

Time Flies  Dayhoff: Fires and general mayhem dominated the April news in days gone by:


“Fires captured the attention of the local newspapers in April many years ago. The American Sentinel reported on April 9, 1898 that a “large coal oil lamp, suspended from the ceiling of the office of Dr. John S. Mathias, this city, broke loose on Wednesday night, fell, exploded and the oil caught fire…”

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Message from National Safety Council

Distracted driving is a public health issue that affects us all. The latest statistics show motor vehicle fatalities are up 6% from 2015. More than 40,000 people were killed on our nation’s roadways last year, and distracted driving is a major contributor.

Each death is 100% preventable. From cell phones to dashboard infotainment systems to evolving voice command features – all pose a threat to our safety. Just one second of your attention is all takes to change a life forever.

Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April is a united effort to recognize and eliminate preventable deaths from distracted driving. Join us to help save lives.

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Create awareness in your workplace, your home or community bysharing the distracted driving message. NSC offers infographics, posters, fact sheets and a number of social media-friendly graphics.