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Charles County Sheriff's Office

Accidental Injury Causes Death of 13-Year-Old Youth

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Media Relations Office
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On August 17 at 10:39 a.m., officers and paramedics responded to the Capital Club House at 3033 Waldorf Market Place in Waldorf for the report of an injured teenager. Upon arrival, first responders found a 13-year-old male unresponsive and not breathing. A preliminary investigation showed the victim, who is from Carroll County, MD, was attending a hockey camp at the Club House and while practicing, was struck in the upper body with a hockey puck causing immediate injury. The child was transported to Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. where he was placed on life-support. Sadly he died several hours later. “This is such a tragic case and hurts all of us to the core. On behalf of our Agency, I want to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of this young man and to let them know they are in our thoughts and prayers,’” said Sheriff Berry. The Medical Examiner’s Office in Washington, D.C. has ruled the case as an accidental death.

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency comprised of more than 600 police, corrections and civilian personnel responsible for protecting more than 150,000 residents. The CCSO was accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in 2001 has been designated as a CALEA Gold Standard of Excellence agency since 2011. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit www.ccso.us.

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