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…
Md. officer killed, another injured in car accident
Officer Down: Anthony A. Byrd - [Baltimore, Maryland]
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 — 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.
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