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Maryland State Police Hosting Anniversary Ceremony for Fallen Trooper

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TFC Edward Plank Jr. (Photo: MSP) TFC Edward Plank Jr. (Photo: MSP)

PRINCESS ANNE, Md.- Maryland state troopers will hold an anniversary ceremony Friday to mark the death of a fallen trooper.

State police said troopers will gather to remember the 20th anniversary of Trooper First Class Edward A. Plank, Jr.'s line of duty death.

Troopers said Plank was shot and killed within sight of his high school after he stopped two drug smugglers in a speeding car along Rt. 13.

According to state police, Plank left behind a wife and 7-month-old daughter.

State police said speakers at the anniversary event include Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel William Pallozzi, University of Maryland College Park Police Chief and retired State Police Superintendent David Mitchell, Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis, business owners Fred and Pam Lankford, and Plank's parents, Ed and Sandy Plank.

Troopers said the 20th anniversary ceremony will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Maryland State Police Princess Anne Barrack.

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