Tragedy Strikes Trooper 2 and the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department
On September 27th, 2008, Trooper 2 responded to Waldorf, Maryland to assist the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department with a motor vehicle crash. Working alongside first responders, two patients were identified for transport. A second medical provider would be required to assist with patient care in the helicopter. Trooper 2 encountered poor weather while attempting to deliver the patients to a trauma center, and diverted to the closest airport. The helicopter crashed in Walker Mill Park on approach to Andrews Air Force Base. The flight crew, one patient, Ashley Younger, and the Waldorf VFD medical provider, Tonya Mallard, were killed in the crash. One patient, Jordan Wells, survived the crash, and was located, treated, and transported by rescuers.
It is now our goal to honor these victims with a memorial. The memorial will be located in the Walker Mill Park at the entrance to the walking trail leading to the crash location. A second marker will be placed at the crash site.
Donations can be made on this site through the following link:
Or via mail:
The Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department
Trooper 2 Memorial Fund
3245 Old Washington Rd.
Please Note: The Internal Revenue Service has determined the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. is a 501(c)(4) tax exempt volunteer fire company. As such donations made to the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. may be considered tax deductible. We will provide an acknowledgement letter of your donation for your tax filing. Consult your tax professional for guidance.
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