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October 19, 2009
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Pain of Md. police officers' deaths still lingers

By Peter Hermann
Baltimore Sun

BALTIMORE, Md. — I've written about too many deaths of too many police officers in the course of my career -- car accidents, shootings, a helicopter crash. All of them are painful, but the loss of in 2000 of Sgt. John D. Platt (right) and Officer Kevin McCarthy will be one I never forget.

They were patrolling a quiet neighborhood in Hamilton in Northeast Baltimore when a pickup truck speeding at 63 mph went through a stop sign and broadsided their cruiser. The impact knocked the bolts from the frame and both officers were killed. The driver was later convicted of two counts of involuntary manslaughter.

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