10/29/2011 – On Saturday October 15, 2011 the Maryland State Police Aviation Division hosted an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the relocation of Trooper 6.
Lt. Walter Kerr, Commander of Helicopter Operations, gave a speech on the importance of the Aviation Division and the duties they perform. Lt. Kerr stated the primary use is for medical and evacuation purposes however Trooper 6 also serves as an aid to law enforcement. Trooper 6 often participates in search and rescue missions, recalling incidents in the Chesapeake Bay region where the aircraft helped find missing boaters and downed planes.
The hanger that previously was used by the Department of Natural Resources provided an easy transition and the Easton Airport offers the access to safety features and a safer environment during inclement weather.
The following people were recognized at the open house.
Senator Richard Colburn-District 37, Delegate Adelaide Eckardt-Sub District 37B, Delegate Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio-Sub District 37B, Mr. Corey Pack-Vice President-Talbot County Council, Mr. Thomas Duncan-Councilman for Talbot County Government, Ms. Laura Price-Councilwoman for Talbot County Government, Councilman Leonard Wendowski-Easton Town Council, Dr. Richard Alcorta-State Medical Director for Maryland, Mr. Jim Brown-MIEMSS, Ms Mary Alice Vanhoy-State EMS Board Representative, Mr. Richard Yinger-Past President- Maryland State Fireman’s Association, Mr. Doyle Cox-Current President-Maryland State Fireman’s Association, Mr. Mike Henry-Easton Airport Manager, Lt. Colonel Pete Landon-Chief;Field Operations Bureau-MSP, Major Mark Gibbons-Commander-Aviation Command-MSP, Major W.W.Jones-Commander-Southern Region –MSP, Lt Steve Elliott-Commander-Easton Barrack-MSP, Lt Walter Kerr-Commander-Helicopter Operations-MSP, Mr. Bill Bernard-Director-Flight Operations-MSP Aviation Command, F/Sgt Elizabeth Beck-Assistant Commander-Eastern Region MSP Aviation Command, Sgt Chad Gainey-Flight Paramedic-Trooper 6 Easton, Sgt Eric Jackson-Flight Paramedic -Trooper 6 Section Supervisor and Mr Clay Stamp-Director-Talbot County Emergency Management
Photographs by : Bruce Secrist