Funeral Monday for officer killed in hit-and-run incident

January 04, 2008

The funeral for Courtney G. Brooks, the Maryland Transportation Authority Police officer who died New Year's Day after being hit by a vehicle, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St.

Viewings will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Home, 8728 Liberty Road in Randallstown.

Brooks was struck by a hit-and-run driver New Year's Eve while he worked a traffic detail on Interstate 95 where it meets I-395. Police said a green Ford Explorer with front-end damage was seen leaving the scene.

Police arrested the vehicle's owner, Kerri J. King, 35, of Elkton on an outstanding warrant charging her with failing to appear in court on a drunken-driving charge.

Sgt. Pamela Thorne, a spokeswoman for the Transportation Authority Police, said yesterday that the investigation is continuing and that no charges have been filed. Police have said they are trying to determine who was driving the vehicle that struck Brooks.

Brooks had been with the police force for 13 years and had worked at BWI Marshall Airport and the agency's Commercial Vehicle Safety Unit.

The officer and his fiancee, Susan G. Geisler, had bought a two-story house in Hampstead.

He had one child from a previous marriage and two with Geisler.

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