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Hero Down: DC Metropolitan Police Department Sgt. Lance Andriani Killed In Motorcycle Crash

Anne Arundel County, MD – DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Sergeant Lance Carney Andriani died on Aug. 30 after being involved in a two-vehicle motorcycle crash four days prior.

The fatal collision occurred at approximately 9:45 p.m. on Aug. 27, according to the Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch.

The Anne Arundel County Police Department (AACPD) said the 53-year-old off-duty sergeant was traveling southbound on Route 4 on a 2022 Harley Davidson FLHXS Street Glide when a 2019 Honda Accord turned in front of him from Talbot Road, Southern Maryland News reported.

“The rider of the Harley Davidson was unable to avoid striking the Honda and was ejected from the motorcycle,” the AACPD said.

Sgt. Andriani was rushed to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries on Aug. 30, Southern Maryland News reported.

The 23-year-old man behind the wheel of the Honda was not injured in the collision.

Police did not immediately identify the Honda driver and it is unclear whether or not any charges have been filed.

Sgt. Andriani served the MPD for 25 years, according to Southern Maryland News.

He was most recently assigned to the MPD’s Criminal Investigations Division.

The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #1 confirmed the longtime sergeant’s death in a Facebook post on Aug. 30.

“With great sadness we must announce the passing of the Metropolitan Police Departments Detective Sergeant Lance Andriani of CID / 7D Detectives Office,” the FOP said. “While the details are not fully known, our brother, colleague and friend was involved in a non-duty related vehicular crash. May you Rest In Peace!”

Sgt. Andriani, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, leaves behind his two sons, Southern Maryland News reported.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Sergeant Lance Carney Andriani, 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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