Maryland State Police Aviation Command Rescues Injured Hiker In St. Mary’s County

Maryland State Police Aviation Command Rescues Injured Hiker In St. Marys County

May 21, 2024 

The Maryland State Police Aviation Command on Monday rescued an injured hiker at St. Mary’s River State Park.

At approximately noon on Monday the Maryland State Police Aviation Command was requested to assist St. Mary’s County fire personnel with the extrication of an injured hiker, who was located three miles into St. Mary’s River State Park in Leonardtown, Maryland.

Trooper-7, based out of St. Mary’s Regional Airport, responded to the scene and maneuvered the AW-139 helicopter into a 120-foot hover. Once in place, a state trooper/flight paramedic was deployed from the helicopter to assess and prepare the patient to be hoisted into the helicopter.

Under direction and coordination between the flight paramedic and ground personnel, the hiker was placed into a patient extrication platform and successfully hoisted into the helicopter. Once the patient was brought into the helicopter, the flight crew transitioned into a medevac role and transported the hiker to the University of Maryland Capital Regional Medical Center in Largo, Maryland, for treatment of their injuries.

The Maryland State Police Aviation Command has served The Maryland since 1970 and operates a fleet of 10 AW-139 helicopters from seven bases throughout the state. Each aircraft provides round-the-clock coverage to Maryland residents and visitors. The agency’s missions include medevac, law enforcement, search and rescue, homeland security and disaster assessment. The success of the missions relies heavily on the cooperative efforts of local fire, rescue, EMS, law enforcement agencies and our partners at the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Park Police.Line

4-year-old Cromwell girl inspired to set up lemonade stand to benefit late trooper’s family

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Jun 3, 2024

Kindness can come in all shapes and sizes!

This weekend, 4-year-old Brooke was inspired to ask her mom to help set up a lemonade stand to raise money for the family of Officer First Class Aaron Pelletier, the state trooper who died in the line of duty last week.

Officers with the Cromwell Police Department showed their support for Brooke and her lemonade stand.

Brooke’s mother says she raised over $150 for Trooper Pelletier’s family

Trooper First Class Aaron Pelletier was struck by the driver of a pickup truck during a traffic stop on Interstate 84 in Southington on Thursday.

Pelletier was a husband and the father of two young children.

State police have also set up an official GoFundMe for the familyLine

Connecticut state trooper killed in a hit-and run during traffic stop on highway.

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May 30, 2024

A Connecticut state trooper was killed on Interstate 84 in Southington Connecticut Thursday when he was hit by another car while making a traffic stop.

Trooper First Class Aaron Pelletier was fatally struck while conducting a traffic stop on I-84 East near Exit 31 just after 2:30p.m. During the traffic stop, while standing next to his cruiser, a pickup truck drifted onto the shoulder, sideswiped his cruiser, striking Trooper First Class Pelletier. Sadly, Trooper First Class Pelletier died on the scene. According to state police, Trooper Pelletier was working overtime as part of a high-visibility vehicle enforcement grant, meant to cut down on fatalities on Connecticut highways.

Pelletier served in the Connecticut State Police for nine years. The agency said he “served the citizens of the state of Connecticut with an unwavering sense of dedication, pride and professionalism, and his sacrifice will never be forgotten.”

Trooper Pelletier leaves behind his wife, Dominique, and two young sons, Troy, and Zachary.Line

Utah Highway Patrolman sustains minor injuries after patrol vehicle is hit on I-15 in Weber County

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May 29, 2024

A Utah Highway Patrolman walked away with minor injuries after his patrol car was hit, twice, in Weber County when he pulled off to the shoulder to clear debris off the freeway.

The incident happened Tuesday, May 28, 2024, on I-15 in West Haven, near 2100 South.

Officials reported Utah Trooper Wirth was sent to the area on a report of a piece of plywood in the lanes of the freeway. While responding to the debris, Trooper Wirth parked his patrol vehicle on the shoulder of I-15 and activated his emergency lights.

A short time later, another driver in the area swerved to avoid the plywood in the road, colliding directly into the rear of the trooper's vehicle.

After the initial impact, the patrol car was then pushed into traffic where, officials report, it was struck again by a second vehicle.

Despite the major damage to Trooper Wirth’s patrol car, officials report everyone involved only sustained minor injuries.

This is yet another reminder to drivers, please remember if you can’t “Move Over”, use caution and slow your speed.

Observing State’s “Move Over” laws not only keep our troopers safe but, all emergency personnel, construction workers, or anyone who is pulled off or parked on the side of the road.Line

Kansas trooper saves newborn baby who stopped breathing on Mother's Day

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May 21, 2024

An extraordinary story of heroism and quick thinking as Kansas Highway Patrol trooper became an unexpected hero when the parents of a newborn stopped on their way to church because their 18-day old baby girl stopped breathing.

Little Brexley's parents saw she wasn’t breathing in the car on the way to church in Greensburg on Mother’s Day.

They quickly called 911, and nearby Highway Patrol Master Trooper Evan Jacks heard the call come across the radio.

“I was back in my car conducting business when my radio went off, advising me what was going on. So, I returned to the person on the side road and gave them their stuff. And jetted back to the scene where they were at.”

Once Trooper Jacks got to the car, he found Brexley blue and not breathing.

He said that he recently saw paramedics help get his own child breathing and knew exactly what to do.

“I just rubbed her back vigorously and patted her back a few times to get her to start crying. I had a previous experience with my child nine months ago.”

Shortly after Trooper Jacks performed those life-saving measures on Brexley, the baby was transported to Kiowa County Hospital, where her family learned she had heart defects that were previously unknown.

Trooper Jacks was honored at the Triangle Club Rodeo for his heroic acts.Line