Lucas Nagel Memorial Fund

Charitable foundation to support mental health services for Caroline County first responders.

Over 80 percent of first responders experience traumatic events on the job, and roughly 1 in 3 first responders develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

While improvements have been made to support first responders who selflessly give so much, more must be done to ensure first responders and their families know the community always "has their back." A real opportunity exists to do so right here in Caroline County, through the recently created Lucas Nagel Memorial Fund for First Responders.

Like so many veterans and first responders in Caroline County, the late Corporal Lucas Lorenz Nagel (1995-2022) was a son of Maryland, a community-focused person deeply dedicated to service first, and to community over self. Lucas, a veteran of the U.S. Army, deployed twice with the Army Reserves, serving each time at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba as part of the U.S.'s Operation Enduring Freedom. He went on to serve as a Corporal with the Caroline County Sheriff's Office, and as a much-valued school resource officer at Federalsburg's Colonel Richardson High School, his alma mater. His life of service from such a young age affected and touched so very many people.

It is only fitting that The Lucas Nagel Memorial Fund for First Responders support programs that provide trauma and mental health support to Caroline County veterans, first responders and their families. The Fund - established in January 2023 by Lucas's family in loving tribute to his memory and his years of service in the U.S. Army and Caroline County Sheriff's Office - can help provide a much-needed lifeline to first responders at times of crisis.

Support the Lucas Nagel Memorial Fund

The Lucas Nagel Memorial Fund for First Responders is a component fund of Mid-Shore Community Foundation. a public foundation designated as a 501(c)(3) charity.

Donations to the Fund are tax-deductible as allowed by law. A copy of Mid-Shore Community Foundation's financial statement is available at or by calling 410-820-8175.