Pilot David Cooper Retires after Military and MSP Career

    (CUMBERLAND, MD) – David Cooper descended from a line of sailing ship captains, but while serving on the Coast Guard cutter ACTIVE, he soon discovered he did not inherit a stomach for rough seas. During one mission to save a sinking fishing boat, he watched as a Coast Guard helicopter flew by on … Continued


Aviation Division Cadets Wanted

      (PIKESVILLE, MD) — The Maryland State Police is expanding career opportunities for young people interested in emergency medicine who are up to the challenge of helping to save lives in the air. The Maryland State Police is now hiring for the position of “aviation cadet.” This position serves as a second medical … Continued


MTA Store Christmas Sale

    The Maryland Troopers Association Store Christmas Sale will begin on December 10, 2012 and continue until December 1`, 2012.  As always, members will receive 20% discount on all of your in store purchases.  Non-members will receive a 10% discount.  the details concerning hours are noted on the attached flyer.   Flyer 


Death Notification, Retired Sergeant Harry Victor Smith

  We regret to inform you of the death of Retired Sergeant Harry Victor Smith on November 15, 2012.  Harry and his wife Carolyn were regulars at the MTA Convention in Ocean City, Maryland.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Harry’s friends and family at this difficult time.      Harry V. Smith, 76  MARCH 26, 1936-NOV. … Continued


Retired Sgt. Joe Appleby Intervenes in Armed Robbery

  Reprinted from the Cecil Whig   Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 5:45 am |Updated: 6:27 am, Wed Nov 14, 2012. By Carl Hamilton  The situation was bleak inside Chrome Dairy & Deli on West Main Street in Rising Sun about 10 o’clock on Friday morning – as a masked gunman called all the shots. With the … Continued


Death Notification – Retired TFC Gary Gruber

  We regret to inform you of the death of Retired TFC. Gary Gruber on November 8, 2012.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the Gary’s friends and family at this difficult time.  The following obituary contains information on arrangements.     Williamsport, Maryland- Gary Lee Gruber-66 of Williamsport, MD passed away on Thursday November … Continued


Retirement Celebration – Frederick J. Kirckhoff

  Please join us in celebrating Frederick J. Kirckhoff’s retirement after 50 years of sworn and civilian service to the Maryland State Police on Sunday, December 9th, 2012 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM at the Reese and Community Volunteer Fire Department, 1745 Baltimore Blvd, Westminster, Maryland 21157.  Cost is $30 per person.  Menu will include a buffet luncheon of Ham, … Continued