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Md. officer killed, another injured in car accident

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May 19, 2006

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Md. officer killed, another injured in car accident

Officer Down: Anthony A. Byrd - [Baltimore, Maryland]

Biographical Info

Age: 31

Additional Info: Officer Anthony Byrd had served with the Baltimore Police Department for 11 years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Cause of Death: Byrd died as a result of a car accident.

Date of Incident: May 19, 2006

Baltimore Sun

BALTIMORE — Authorities said it could take days for investigators to determine how two police cruisers collided in a thunderous crash in Southwest Baltimore early yesterday, claiming the life of a veteran officer and injuring another.

The overnight accident just one block from the Southwestern District station house rattled a neighborhood accustomed to seeing cruisers traversing its residential streets, and heaved the city Police Department into mourning.

"I was sleeping, then I heard what sounded like an explosion," said Gabrielle Baboolal, whose house is 50 feet from Stafford Street and Parksley Avenue, where the cruisers hit.

Full Story: Officer killed in crash of cruisers

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