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Tragedy Strikes Trooper 2

 
 
Tragedy Strikes <i>Trooper 2</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, November 25, 2015
1. Tragedy Strikes Trooper 2 Marker
Inscription. Panel 1:
On September 27th, 2008, Maryland State Police Medevac Helicopter Trooper 2 responded to Waldorf, Maryland to assist the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department with a serious motor vehicle crash. Working alongside first responders, two patients were identified for transport. A second medical helicopter provider was required to assist with patient care in the helicopter. Trooper 2 encountered poor weather conditions while attempting to deliver the patients to a trauma center, and diverted to the closest airport. Trooper 2 crashed in Walker Mill Park on approach to Andrews Air Force Base. The flight crew, Pilot Stephen Bunker and TFC/Flight Paramedic Mickey Lippy, patient, Ashley Younger, and the Waldorf VFD medical provider, Tanya Mallard, were killed in the crash. One patient, Jordon Wells survived the crash, and was located, treated, and transported by rescuers.
 
Erected by Maryland State Police.
 
Location. 38° 52.464′ N, 76° 52.267′ W. Marker is in District Heights, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Walker Mill Regional Park Drive south of Walker Mill Road when traveling west. Click for map. The "Tragedy Strikes Trooper 2" Memorial is at the north
Tragedy Strikes <i>Trooper 2</i> Memorial in Walker Mill Park image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, November 25, 2015
2. Tragedy Strikes Trooper 2 Memorial in Walker Mill Park
end of the woodland hiking trail - across the visitors' parking lot from the facility's elaborate children's playground. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8840 Walker Mill Rd., District Heights MD 20747, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ridgeley Rosenwald School (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ridgley (approx. 1.5 miles away); Philip Reed (approx. 2.2 miles away); Highland Park High School (approx. 2.4 miles away); Elizabeth Keckly (approx. 2.4 miles away); Osborne Perry Anderson (approx. 2.4 miles away); Thomas R Hawkins (approx. 2.4 miles away); Christian A Fleetwood (approx. 2.4 miles away).
 
Additional keywords. Maryland State Police; Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department. dep
 
Categories. Air & SpaceDisasters
 
MSP [Maryland State Police] <i>Trooper 2</i> Marker Panel 2 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, November 25, 2015
3. MSP [Maryland State Police] Trooper 2 Marker Panel 2
Tragedy Strikes <i>Trooper 2</i> Marker - Panel 3 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, November 25, 2015
4. Tragedy Strikes Trooper 2 Marker - Panel 3
Trooper First Class Mickey C. Lippy
Flight Paramedic, Maryland State Police.
Corporal Stephen H. Bunker
Retired, Pilot
Maryland State Police
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Sergeant Tonya M. Mallard
Emergency Medical Technician, Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department.
<b>Tragedy Strikes <i>Trooper 2</i></b> Memorial in Walker Mill Park image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, November 20, 2015
5. Tragedy Strikes Trooper 2 Memorial in Walker Mill Park
Note the pathway on the left - leading southward into the woods and the 2008 crash site. Marker Panel 1 is visible on the Memorial stone, lower middle.
The original <i>Trooper 2</i> Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, November 25, 2015
6. The original Trooper 2 Memorial
- off the hiker-biker trail, at the crash site, in the woods south of the parking lot and the new monument.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 198 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   5. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   6. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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