As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
Officer Down: Officer First Class Scott Wheeler - [Savage, Maryland]
Age: 32 Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle
Additional Information: PFC Wheeler had served with the agency for 6 1/2 years. He is survived by his wife.
Incident Details: PFC Wheeler succumbed to injuries sustained two days earlier when he was struck by a speeding vehicle he was attempting to flag down on Route 32. PFC Wheeler stepped into the roadway to stop the car after it had been flagged by other officers who were running radar during a speed enforcement detail.
He was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he succumbed to his injuries two days later.
End of Watch: Monday, June 18, 2007
Md. police officer dies after being struck by car during traffic stop
SAVAGE, Md. — A Howard County police officer who was struck by a car while on duty over the weekend has died from his injuries, police said.
Officer First Class Scott Wheeler suffered serious head injuries Saturday afternoon when he was struck while working on a speed enforcement detail on Route 32 near Savage, Md.
Wheeler was in the process of flagging down a car driven by a 24-year-old woman. Investigators believe the woman failed to see Wheeler in the roadway.
No charges have been filed, but the investigation is continuing.
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