Police banquet honors officers, county citizens

February 28, 1997

The fifth annual Anne Arundel County Police Foundation Awards Banquet Tuesday honored officers and civilians whose courageous acts or extraordinary performances were above the call of duty.

Silver Star Awards, given for acts of courage involving personal risk while protecting or saving the life of another, went to: Cpl. Maxwell Frye and Officers Michael Galligan, Sean Grant, Robert Mack and Clarence Whitlow.

Department Commendation Awards, given for saving the life of another or for an arrest culminating in clearing one or more in a series of important cases, went to: Sgt. Raymond Schueler, Cpls. Dwight Shaffer and David Murray, Detectives James Bass and Robert Anderson, Officers Douglas Brangan, Mark Fraser, Robert Labs, Ross Passman, Daniel Rodriquez, Michael Soriano, Janice Staubs, Stephen Belenski, Sammy Brown, Thomas Kohlmann, Richard Morris, Brian Rimple, Robert Squire and Robert Vane and Police Communications Operator Deborah Scott.

The Eastern District Platoon 2 and Western District Platoon 4 received Department Unit Citation Awards for extraordinary police work by a group or unit.

Community Service Awards went to: Sgts. Dennis O'Toole and Jack Short, Officers Sharon Conrad, Carol Frye, Robert Moore, Charles Ravenell, William Daywalt, Kevin Jackson, Sylvia Perry, Anthony Werner and Robert Werner. Sgt. Bonnie Welsh won the Chief's Award for Job Excellence.

Five citizens were honored: Russell Frye, who furnished police with a license plate number that led to the arrest of armed robbery suspects; Scott Donaldson, who provided police with information on an armed robbery; Teruko Dub, who translated between police and a dying woman who was being exploited by a caregiver; Darryl Osborne, who attempted to prevent the escape of an armed robber; and Daniel Kober, who trained police in arresting subjects in wheelchairs.

Pub Date: 2/28/97

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