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Eric R. Trumbauer
November 22, 1974 ~ January 24, 2024 (age 49) 49 Years Old
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It is with a heavy heart we announce the loss of Anne Arundel County Police Sergeant Eric R. Trumbauer #1514. Sergeant Trumbauer died after suffering a medical emergency while off-duty on Wednesday, January 24, 2024.
Sergeant Trumbauer began his law enforcement career as a member of the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s 60th Recruit Class in October of 2002.
Sergeant Trumbauer spent a decade in Patrol in our Northern and Southern Districts. During that time, he was recognized as the Northern District Community Relations Committee Officer of the Year, a Baltimore Sun Officer of the Year nominee, and as the Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce Officer of the Year.
Sergeant Trumbauer later spent five years assigned to the Special Operation Division Traffic Safety Section as a Fatal Crash Investigator before returning to Patrol. He spent his career involved in impaired driving enforcement and was recognized by the state of Maryland 14 times as one of the top DUI enforcers in the state.
Additionally, he was recognized three times as one of the top Drug Recognition Experts in the state. Sergeant Trumbauer was also awarded a Silver Star and two Departmental Commendation Awards.
Eric is survived by his devoted wife, Kelly; loving daughter Brooke; loving father Robert C. Trumbauer; beloved brother-in-law Robert “Bob” McClanahan (wife Jody); loving mother-in-law Barbara Gibson (husband Paul Gibson – predeceased) and loving nieces Mara and Cora; a host of uncles, aunts and cousins. Eric is preceded in death by his loving mother, Karen Biondo; sister Stephanie Bloomer; step-father Fred Biondo and father-in-law Robert McClanahan.
A viewing will be held at BAILEY Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PA on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 from 1:00pm-7:00pm. A funeral service will be held at Heritage Community Church, 8146 Quarterfield Road, Severn, MD 21144 on Thursday, February 1, 2024 beginning promptly at 11:00am.