Three promoted at Westminster state police barracks

December 26, 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 as a resident trooper in Mount Airy.

Receiving promotions from trooper first class to corporal are John Wimmer, James Hockett and Mark Webster. Wimmer and Hockett will transfer to the Waterloo barracks, and Webster will move to Westminster from the Golden Ring barracks.

Other transfers at Westminster 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.

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

Pub Date: 12/26/97

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