Injured officer named Carroll trooper of year

February 02, 2007

A Maryland State Police trooper who was critically wounded while trying to arrest a suspect almost two months ago was named Trooper of the Year for Carroll County yesterday.

Tfc. Eric D. Workman, 36, (pictured at right) received the award at the state police Westminster barracks yesterday afternoon. He was one of four troopers recognized for their work.

Lt. Dean Richardson, commander of Westminster barracks, cited several of Workman's accomplishments during the past year, including the 270 warrants he served, contributing to the Westminster barracks' total 870 for the year - the most warrants served by a state police barracks.

Workman was trying to arrest a suspect in a home invasion case in December when he was shot. The suspect was shot and killed by police.

Workman was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center and was released a week later.

He said he is scheduled to return to work March 1.

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