Harford Digest

HARFORD DIGEST

July 13, 2008

Aberdeen police honored by Guard

Chief Randy M. Rudy of the Aberdeen Police Department recently was presented with an award for employer support of the National Guard and Reserve from the Maryland National Guard.

The Police Department has had three officers deployed to active duty since the country went to war against Iraq.

Sgt. James McGarvey and Officer First Class Timothy Helf have each been deployed twice to the Middle East. Officer First Class Christopher Bradley has done security details in the United States.

Deputy state fire marshal appointed

The Office of the State Fire Marshal has appointed its newest deputy state fire marshal, Oliver Alkire, to the Northeast Region office in Bel Air that covers Harford and Cecil counties.

Alkire, 31, recently graduated from a 26-week training academy at the Maryland Police Training Center in Sykesville. He received an Outstanding Community Service award during graduation.

He has been assigned to the Bel Air office for his basic field training, which will last for several months. He will then attend technical training courses at the University of Maryland; the National Fire Academy; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

A lifelong Allegany County resident, he was a volunteer firefighter at Potomac Fire Department and a correctional officer at Maryland Correctional Training Center in Hagerstown.

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