P/O Harold J. Carey

EVER EVER EVER Motto DivderOfficer Harold J. Carey 

11 January 1998

Baltimore Sun Article Dated 11/01/1998 [Officer Harold Carey died on October 30, 1998]. A Baltimore police officer’s urgent call for help led to tragedy yesterday morning when a police van and a cruiser collided at a midtown intersection, killing an officer and injuring two others, one of them seriously. Officer Harold J. Carey, a 28-year-old Douglass High School graduate who studied engineering before joining the force six years ago, was killed instantly in the crash that sent his police van skidding on its side and into a wall of a senior citizen high-rise. The crushed van landed on top of a parked Chevrolet Monte Carlo, injuring its owner, who was sitting in the driver’s seat. It took firefighters an hour to extricate Carey and the van’s driver, Officer Keith Owens, who suffered injuries to his head and spine. The officers were on the way to help a fellow officer who was struggling with a man on North Charles Street. Lieutenant J. A. Chianca Jr. described Officer Carey as a "very, very good officer" who "really cared for the people in the community." Officer Carey was awarded a Bronze Star in 1993 for shooting a man armed with a.357 caliber Magnum handgun.

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End of Watch   30 October 1998
City, St. City, St.
Panel Number 5-E: 21
Cause of Death    Auto Accident
District Worked Central


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