Name: Robert E. Garber
Honored by The Carroll County Sun for: Receiving the Governor's Award from the Victims Assistance Network for his work with the Citizen Oriented Police Enforcement unit of the Baltimore County Police Department
Residence; hometown: Sykesville
Education: Graduateof the former Andover High School, Anne Arundel County
Family: Wife: Denise; children: Kristin, 9, Robbi, 4
Place of worship: Westminster Church of the Brethren
Activities/hobbies: Camping, athletics; also is member of church's board of directors
Accomplishments:For two years, has worked with residents of Lake In the Woods Apartments, a 303-unit complex in Lansdowne, Baltimore County, to improve community morale and living conditions; after the community was shakenby a homicide in 1988, helped establish positive relations with residents and began recreation and other programs for youngsters
Recipient's comments: "They were actually victims in their own homes, victims of their living conditions and years of neglect. We (COPE unit members) are problem-solvers. Instead of just putting a bandage on the problem, we try to heal the wound. The ultimate goal is to turn the neighborhood around."
Nominations: Call 876-8771, 857-0550 or (800)829-8000 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays; you also can FAX your information to 876-0233.