State police announce Westminster promotions, transfers

December 24, 1997|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Three corporals at the Westminster barracks of the state police have received promotions to sergeant, but two -- Ronald W. Riggin and James W. Long -- will transfer to the Centreville barracks.

All promotions and transfers are effective Jan. 14.

Riggin recently received a Governor's Citation for his role in preventing a distraught man from shooting himself.

Long, a resident trooper, has been involved with community policing programs in Carroll County.

Palmer Grotte, the third new sergeant, will remain at Westminster and continue his assignment as a resident trooper in Mount Airy.

Receiving promotions from trooper 1st class to corporal are John Wimmer, James Hockett and Mark Webster.

Wimmer and Hockett will transfer to the Waterloo barracks, and Webster will shift to Westminster from the Golden Ring barracks.

Other transfers involving troopers at Westminster barracks include Cpl. W. P. Dashiells, from Waldorf; Cpl. Mark Long, to the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division; Tfc. A. J. Dubas, from the Aviation Division; Tfc. Leonard Mays, to Commercial Services Division; and Troopers Kevin Zuzak and Harry Wachsmuth, to the Frederick barracks.

In addition, 10 provisional troopers, who will graduate soon from the Maryland State Police Academy, will be assigned to Westminster, a state police spokesman said.

Pub Date: 12/24/97

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