BALTIMORE (WJZ)— A Baltimore City police officer was killed in a single car crash in Glen Arm.
The accident happened around 1:50 a.m. Wednesday on Glen Arm Road just north of Long Green Pike.
Preliminary investigation determined that the off-duty detective was traveling northbound on Glen Arm Road when he somehow left the roadway, struck an embankment and two mailboxes–and was ejected from his 2007 Jeep Wrangler.
Thirty-two-year-old Shane Volk, of the Southern District Detective Unit. was pronounced dead on the scene.
“This is tremendous loss to our police family. Detective Volk was a well-liked, hard-working officer with a bright future both professionally and personally,” said Police Commissioner Anthony Batts. “This is particularly difficult because of the deep ties the Volk family has with the Baltimore Police – his father is a retired sergeant and his mother works with us in communications. Our heartfelt condolences are extended to the Volk’s as we come together to support our extended family during this time of grief.”
Detective Volk joined the Department in September of 2008. He served eight years as a Marine before joining Baltimore Police and served as a patrol member in the Eastern District and VCIS before becoming a detective in November of 2012.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake released the following statement:
“This is a heartbreaking tragedy for Detective Volk’s family, for the members of the Baltimore Police Department, and for our city,” she said. “Detective Volk was a dedicated officer who worked hard to protect and serve Baltimore’s residents in the Southern District. My thoughts and prayers are with Detective Volk’s family, friends and coworkers, who are suffering a terrible loss. I ask that we join together to support his family during this difficult time.”
Volk, of Bel Air, is survived by his wife and one child.
The Baltimore County Police Department is investigating the accident.