Gary W. Cofflin named law officer of the yearThe Liberty...

Carroll County Digest

February 21, 1999

Gary W. Cofflin named law officer of the year

The Liberty Exchange Club of Eldersburg named Gary W. Cofflin, special investigator for the state's attorney's domestic violence unit, as its annual Law Enforcement Officer of the Year during ceremonies Wednesday evening in Eldersburg.

Cofflin, who retired after 23 years with the Maryland State Police before accepting the special investigator's post in 1997, is the first nonpolice officer to earn the Exchange Club's 27th annual award.

Circuit Judge Raymond E. Beck Sr. praised Cofflin's efforts in aiding victims of domestic violence before presenting him with a plaque and a $100 U.S. Savings Bond on behalf of the Eldersburg club.

Carroll E. Henderson named United Way aide

Carroll E. Henderson has been named the new regional development director for the United Way Community Partnership of Carroll County.

A former manager with Giant Food, he will assist a team of volunteers from various sectors in United Way's annual campaign next fall.

He also will coordinate all activities of the Community Partnership, United Way of Central Maryland's link to the county.

Henderson served as loan executive for United Way in 1994 and 1998.

Pub Date: 2/21/99

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