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Annapolis police officer fatally injured in motorcycle accident on way to work

An Annapolis police officer was killed Friday night when his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a car collided in Sykesville. He was driving from his Carroll County home to report to work on the department's late-night shift.

Annapolis police officials said Officer Shane Evans, 34, of the 5300 block of Wendy Road in Sykesville was traveling south on Route 32, intending to arrive for work by 10:15 p.m., when his shift began.

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About 8:45 p.m., state police in Westminster said, a 1996 Saturn driven by Colleen Joyce Holmes, 51, of the 6500 block of Abraham Court in Eldersburg collided with Evans' motorcycle as Holmes was turning from Freedom Avenue onto Route 32.

Police said Evans' motorcycle fell to one side and slid into the car. State police in Westminster said yesterday that an investigate of the incident was continuing.

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He was flown by MedEvac helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead. "He didn't even survive the trip," said Officer Hal Dalton, an Annapolis police spokesman.

Evans had worked for the department as a patrol officer for six years, Dalton said.

He was married and had two children, ages 10 and 6.

"He was a very fine police officer," said Capt. Glenn Cross, operations commander of the Annapolis police. "He was very committed to policing. He was very committed to this agency and to this community. I don't think you can say anything better about somebody than that. And he will definitely be missed."


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