Rockville, MD – FBI Supervisory Special Agent Carlos Wolff, 36, was killed on Friday night, Dec. 8, when he was struck by a vehicle. He was off-duty at the time.
Maryland State Fire Marshal Deputy Chief Sander Cohen was also killed by the vehicle.
The incident occurred about 10 p.m. on southbound Interstate 270 between Falls Road and Montrose Road in the Rockville area in Montgomery County.
Police said that Deputy Chief Cohen stopped to assist the driver of a single-vehicle crash, off-duty FBI Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Carlos Wolff. He contacted Maryland State Police and asked for assistance for the crash, which occurred in the high-speed lane on I-270, north of Gude Drive.
He then used his personal car to block oncoming traffic, and turned on his flashers.
WTTG reported that Deputy Chief Cohen and SSA Wolff moved their vehicles to the shoulder of the fast lane and were standing nearby when an oncoming vehicle traveling southbound swerved to the left and struck both men.
The Honda Accord struck both officers and threw them over the jersey wall into oncoming northbound traffic. At least one officer was struck by an oncoming car.
Deputy Chief Cohen was pronounced dead at the scene, and SSA Wolff was transported to Suburban Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Neither officer knew the other before Friday night.
In a tweet, the FBI said:
“Our deepest condolences go out to the family, friends, and colleagues of FBI Supervisory Special Agent Carlos Wolff, who passed away last night after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Please keep SSA Wolff and his family in your thoughts and prayers.”
Gordon Johnson, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Baltimore Field Office, said, “The loss will be felt by the entire FBI family and our thoughts and prayers are with the Wolff family and friends. This is an extremely sad day for all of us who protect and serve the community. Please pray for the law enforcement community in Maryland.”
SSA Wolff was an 11-year veteran in the investigative division at the FBI’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., according to Bethesda Magazine.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of FBI Supervisory Special Agent Carlos Wolff, both blood and blue. Godspeed, sir, we will take the watch from here. Thank you for your service.