William H. Dugan Jr., 54, criminal investigator

May 12, 2001

William H. Dugan Jr., 54, criminal investigator

William H. Dugan Jr., a criminal investigator with the Carroll County state's attorney's office and a former detective with the Baltimore County Police Department, died Sunday of pancreatitis at Union Memorial Hospital. He was 54.

Since 1989, Mr. Dugan had been a member of the state's attorney's office, and at the time of his death was assigned to the Child and Sexual Assault Unit in the Westminster barracks of the Maryland State Police.

In 1968, Mr. Dugan was appointed to the Baltimore County Police Department and worked as a patrolman until he became a detective in 1972.

During his 20-year career with the department, he had been an undercover narcotics detective and served with the burglary and intelligence units and the repeat offender program.

He had received citations from the department for saving the life of an elderly heart attack victim, and from the U.S. Customs Service for recovering 80 automatic weapons. He retired from the Police Department in 1988.

Born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., he was a 1964 graduate of Power Memorial High School. He then enlisted in the Marine Corps and served as a rifleman with the 4th Marine Division in Vietnam.

He was discharged in 1968 with the rank of corporal. His decorations included the Vietnam Combat Service Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

Mr. Dugan was an avid deer and pheasant hunter and collector of rifles. He also liked visiting a cabin he and his wife maintained at Armenia Mountain near Troy, Pa.

He also had coached basketball teams for the Carroll County Recreation Council and was a member of the Westminster Elks.

He was a communicant of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 915 Liberty Road, Eldersburg, where a Memorial Mass will be offered at 2 p.m. tomorrow.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, the former Andrea Jacobs; three sons, Michael S. Dugan of Hanover, Pa., Timothy A. Dugan of Pasadena and Stephen J. Dugan of Woodbine; a daughter, Darrelle Will of Westminster; his mother, Margaret Pearl White Dugan of Glen Rock, Pa.; a brother, Robert Dugan of Timonium; a sister, Patricia Miller of Glen Rock, Pa.; and four grandchildren.

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