Funeral planned for police pilot who died in crash

November 09, 1998|By Amy Oakes | Amy Oakes,SUN STAFF

A section of Harford Road will be closed from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow for the funeral of Flight Officer Barry W. Wood, a helicopter pilot who died when his aircraft crashed Wednesday, a Baltimore Police Department spokeswoman said yesterday.

Funeral services for Wood will be held at 10 a.m. at Leonard J. Ruck Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road. Harford Road will be closed from the 4600 block to the 5800 block in both directions, said Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes, the police spokeswoman.

Representatives from state, local and other law enforcement agencies are expected to attend the funeral, Cook-Hayes said.

After the funeral, Wood will be buried at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in the 200 block of E. Padonia Road in Timonium.

Officer Mark A. Keller, 43, who was Wood's partner, suffered a broken elbow and a spinal fracture in the crash. He was released from Maryland Shock Trauma Center on Saturday.

Wood, a 27-year veteran, and Keller, a 21-year veteran, were searching for a stolen car when their two-seat Schweizer 300C helicopter crashed at the B&O Railroad Museum on West Pratt Street about 2: 30 p.m. Both were taken to Shock Trauma, where Wood was pronounced dead at 5 p.m.

Pub Date: 11/09/98

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