Maryland officer dies of injuries sustained during pursuit


"One of our best and brightest"

By Ernesto Londono and Debbi Wilgoren
The Washington Post
Officer Down: Luke T. Hoffman
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WHEATON, MD — A decorated young police officer who was hit by another officer's cruiser in Aspen Hill yesterday died early this morning of his injuries, Montgomery County police said.

Officer Luke T. Hoffman, 24, was pronounced dead at 1:30 a.m., police said. He joined the department 15 months ago, and was the top graduate from his police academy class last July. A news release from the police department announced Hoffman's death "with profound regret."

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