Funerals Scheduled for Ocean City Plane Crash Victims

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2013  |  Updated 7:48 AM EDT
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Funerals Scheduled for OC Plane Crash Victims

Ocean City is mourning police officers Joshua Dale Adickes (left) and Tom Geoghegan (right).

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Funeral services will be held this week for two Ocean City police officers killed in a plane crash.

Thomas J. Geoghegan Jr., 43, and Joshua D. Adickes, 27, were off-duty when the Nanchang CJ-6A they were flying in crashed into the ocean July 1. 

Geoghegan, 43, of Ocean City, was originally from Annapolis. He had started as a seasonal officer in 1991, but had also worked as an undercover narcotics detective and  was currently assigned to the patrol division.

Adickes, 27, of Berlin, is originally from Long Valley, NJ. He joined the police department as a seasonal police officer in the summer of 2011 and was hired as a full time officer in 2012.

Both worked the same patrol shift.

Maryland State Police say the wreckage of the Nanchang CJ-6A was in about 30 feet of water, a quarter mile off the beach from 130th Street. Mayor Rick Meehan says witnesses told police that the aircraft spun out of control before crashing.

Geoghegan was the owner of the plane. Authorities believe he was piloting.

A funeral will be held for Adickes on July 9 at 11 a.m. at Highlands Presbyterian Church, located at 3 Heath Lane in Schooleys Mountain, New Jersey.

Geoghegan's funeral will be held Friday, July 12 at 11 a.m. at the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, located at 710 Ridgely Avenue in Annapolis, Maryland.

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