Statement from the Police Commissioner
Statement Regarding the Passing of Det. Shane Volk

BALTIMORE, MD /July 10, 2013 - Baltimore, MD (July 10, 2013): The Baltimore Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their own today. Off duty Detective Shane Volk, from the Southern District Detective Unit was killed in a single car crash early this morning. “This is tremendous loss to our police family. Detective Volk was a well-liked, hard-working officer with a bright future both professionally and personally,” said Police Commissioner Anthony Batts. “This is particularly difficult because of the deep ties the Volk family has with the Baltimore Police – his father is a retired Sergeant and his mother works with us in communications. Our heartfelt condolences are extended to the Volk’s as we come together to support our extended family during this time of grief.” Detective Volk joined the Department in September of 2008. He served eight years as a Marine before joining Baltimore Police and served as a patrol member in the Eastern District and VCIS before becoming a detective in November of 2012. Detective Volk is survived by his wife and one child. The Department requests that the media respect the family’s privacy during their time of mourning.


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