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Hero Down: Centreville Police Department Officer Sam Ferracane Dies In Off-Duty Crash

Centreville, MD – Centreville Police Department (CPD) Officer Sam Ferracane died in a two-vehicle crash while off-duty on May 22.

The collision occurred at the intersection of Cordova Road and Queen Anne Highway at approximately 9 a.m., WBAL reported.

According to the Maryland State Police (MSP), a box truck was stopped at a red light at the intersection when a Nissan Frontier being driven by Officer Ferracane failed to stop and slammed into the back of it.

The exact cause of the collision remains under investigation, The Dorchester Star reported.

Officer Ferracane was airlifted to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The CPD confirmed the veteran officer’s death in a press release later that evening.

“It is with deep regret, and heartfelt sorrow that we announce the untimely passing of one of our own today, Officer Sam Ferracane,” the CPD said. “His family, friends, and colleagues are in our thoughts and prayers as we traverse these difficult roads ahead.”

Officer Ferracane’s law enforcement career spanned 32 years, according to his obituary.

He first served as a correction officer in Akron, Ohio, and later worked for the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and the Uniontown Police Department in Ohio.

Officer Ferracane joined the Annapolis Police Department in Maryland in 2013, and later spent time serving with the Federalsburg Police Department prior to joining the CPD in March, according to his obituary.

The CPD said Officer Ferracane was a “courageous man” and described his death as “tragic.”

Officer Ferracane leaves behind his wife, Jennifer, as well as his children, Samuel and Elisabeth, according to his obituary.

The couple was preparing to adopt two more kids, Gia and Charlotte, when he passed away.

Officer Ferracane is also survived by his grandson, in-laws, nephews, nieces, aunt, uncle, and cousins.

He was laid to rest on May 27.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Centreville Police Department Officer Sam Ferracane, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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