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OC Plane Crash, One Year Later

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OCEAN CITY, Md. - Monday marks one year since two Ocean City police officers were killed when their small plane crashed into the water just off the beach.

Law enforcement held a private memorial event for Thomas Geoghegan and Joshua Adickes, who were flying over the ocean in Geoghegan's World War Two style plane, when Ocean City witnesses say it dropped out of the air.

43 year-old Geoghegan, the pilot of the plane and an Ocean City native, served as a seasonal officer since 2002, and 27 year-old Adickes of Berlin was just hired by OCPD as a full time officer in 20-12.

Officials with the Ocean City Police Department say it has been business as usual since the tragedy, but Monday was a particularly somber day at the station.

"Their memory is still strong in the police department," says Lindsay O'Neal, Public Affairs Specialist with the Ocean City Police Department. "They were both courageous and dedicated police officers and we're just taking this day to remember them and celebrate the great men that they were."

47 ABC spoke to The National Transportation Safety Board, who is investigating the crash. They say there is no word on when a final report will be completed.

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