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Sergeant George M. J. May

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Sergeant George M. J. May


On this day in Baltimore Police History 12 February 1928 we lost our brother Police Sergeant George M. J. May to an auto accident based on the following;

Sargent, G. M. J. May Dies of Injuries

Newspapers of the Times reported - Feb 13, 1928; pg. 18

Sgt. George M. J. May dies of injuries - Police Officer's Car Struck by Trolley on 23 December 1927 at the Entrance to the Hanover Street Bridge - A Patrolman also Hurt - Patrolman John peters one down by truck while going to aid of his supervisor

Sgt. George M. J. May, of the Southern Police District, died yesterday at the South Baltimore General Hospital from injuries received 23 December 1927 when a police coupe he was driving was struck by a streetcar.

Immediately after Sgt. May was injured, Patrolman John Peters, also of the Southern District, was struck by a delivery truck as he ran to the aid of his supervisor.

Tried to Turn Auto

Sgt. May was hurt when he turned onto the Hanover Street Bridge in order to stop at a Police Telephone Booth [Call Box]. The Coupe was struck by a Curtis Bay Streetcar, on which Mr. Frederick Vickers was the motorman.

After treatment at the South Baltimore General Hospital, Sgt. May was sent home, but his condition became worse, and he was returned to the hospital on 1 January 1928.

Dr. Otto M. Reinhardt, Coroner of the Southern District Police Stationhouse, had been notified of the Sergeants Death.

Patrolman Peters has been under treatment for a fracture of his leg. The truck which struck him took him to the hospital.

As we take this time to remember Sergeant May and thank him for his service and sacrifice, we his brothers and sisters of the Baltimore Police Department want him to know will not let him be forgotten. God Bless and Rest in Peace. 

As we take this time to remember Sergeant May and thank him for his service and sacrifice, we his brothers and sisters of the Baltimore Police Department want him to know will not let him be forgotten. God Bless and Rest in Peace.


The Hanover Street Bridge

The Hanover Street Bridge — officially renamed on 30 May 1993 the "Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge"  — is a bascule bridge crossing the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River along Hanover Street [Md Rt 2] in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

The bridge was built to replace the mile-long "Long Bridge" built by Richard Cromwell in 1856 to move products from his orchard in Anne Arundel County to downtown Baltimore.

The Hanover Street Bridge connects the southern base of the industrialized South Baltimore to the neighborhood of Cherry Hill, and Brooklyn. The bridge carries five lanes of traffic: two northbound, two southbound, and one reversible. It employs a lane control system and carries two sidewalks on either side.

Designed by John E. Greiner, this bridge was constructed in 1916 and is characterized as a Beaux Arts-style reinforced cantilever bridge. It is known for its beautiful arches as it spans the water. In the center of the bridge is a drawbridge span surrounded on four corners by classic style towers which lend it a distinctive appearance. The bridge is 2,290 feet long. As of January 2016, the bridge is in a state of disrepair. Riddled with numerous potholes, some exposing the rebar below.

On May 30, 1993, Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke officially renamed the bridge the "Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge".



More details

End of Watch 12 February, 1928
City, St. Hanover street bridge
Panel Number 1-E: 10
Cause of Death Knife
District Worked Southern

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