Blood on Board: Equipping Maryland’s air medical response with whole blood to save lives

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—An important life-saving initiative kicked off in Middle River this week. The Maryland State Police (MDSP), Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS), and University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) have announced a new public-private collaboration for lifesaving trauma response for Marylanders. Whole blood is used for emergency transfusions when minutes are critical, and is now available […]

I-95 crash in Harford County leaves 2 dead

ABINGDON, MD—Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal Thursday evening crash in Harford County that left two people dead. The first victim has been identified as Dennis English, Jr., 45, of Baltimore. He was the operator and sole occupant of a 2013 GMC Terrain SUV involved in the crash. The second victim has been identified as John Mastropietro, 64, of […]

Maryland State Police Aviation Command personnel recognized for statewide safety efforts

ROSEDALE, MD—Seven members of the Maryland State Police Aviation Command were recognized last week for their heroism and efforts to promote safety by the State Employees Risk Management Administration (SERMA). The three troopers and four civilian pilots were honored during SERMA’s conference on May 27th, which recognized more than a dozen employees from State agencies. Sergeant Brooke Tognocchi and Corporal […]

Maryland State Police to celebrate National Aviation Maintenance Technician Day

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—The iconic green and black helicopters of the Maryland State Police Aviation Command (MSPAC), bearing the State flag across the tail, are an easily recognized focal point for the Department’s commitment of service. However, many people who have seen these state-of-the-art helicopters traverse the Maryland skies are probably unaware what it takes to keep the Department’s fleet of […]

Maryland State Police marks 100th anniversary

PIKESVILLE, MD—The Maryland State Police on Sunday celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding as a statewide, full-service law enforcement department. Officials say the idea was born of necessity. The dawn of the 1920’s brought a perplexing problem to the office of Maryland Governor Albert Ritchie. The advent of the automobile was providing criminals with the means to expand their […]

Governor Hogan, Maryland State Police announce all aviation command bases will remain open

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Woodrow Jones III on Thursday announced that all Maryland State Police Aviation Command (MSPAC) bases will remain open. In July, due to the anticipated fiscal challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Public Works approved budget reductions associated with closing one MSPAC base. Last month, the governor stated […]