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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | November 16, 2002
The badge of a Baltimore police officer deflected a bullet fired by an assailant last night during a struggle in a dark alley, leaving the officer slightly injured and sending police on an intense search for the attacker, authorities said. Officer James Howard was treated last night at Maryland Shock Trauma Center for bruises and minor injuries and released, officials said. The outcome could have been far worse. "He's very lucky," Police Commissioner Edward T. Norris said. "The badge is going in the police museum."
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NEWS
August 29, 2010
Pity the local police chief trying to stay neutral in an election season. His actions can be construed as an endorsement of a candidate — but then, so can a perceived failure to act. Take the case of Baltimore County Police Chief James W. Johnson. He recently wrote a letter to a council candidate to stop using an image of an official county police badge in his ads, and quickly got blasted by the candidate and his lawyer. Chief Johnson has warned his own officers about not reproducing the badge.
NEWS
Dan Rodricks | June 6, 2012
What would you do if, while sitting behind the wheel of your car at a traffic light, you see a man with a handgun in a shoulder holster approach your vehicle, pound his fist against the driver-side window and release a profane tirade? Would you: a. Lower the window and fire back some expletives; b. Look for an emergency route through the busy intersection in front of you; c. Remain calm and ignore the man until he goes away; d. Call the cops as soon as possible? When this happened to him in Harford County last week, Francesco Grasso chose "c" and "d. " Dr. Grasso is a surgeon with a practice in Baltimore, Towson and Bel Air. He was shaken enough by this display of road rage to contact me and to submit his account as a cautionary tale for other drivers.
NEWS
May 15, 1996
A man posing as a Baltimore County sheriff's deputy cashed a bogus check Monday at a Severna Park supermarket, county police said yesterday.The man, who was wearing a gray, short-sleeved shirt and blue jeans, walked into the Valu Food store in the 400 block of Ritchie Highway about 7: 30 p.m. and told the manager he had an expense check for $350 from the Sheriff's Department that he would like to cash to buy formula for his triplets.He was carrying a gold badge with a Baltimore County Sheriff's Department insignia, a black semiautomatic handgun and a pair of handcuffs.
NEWS
By Tim Craig and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | November 16, 2001
A baggage screener at Baltimore-Washington International Airport has been arrested and charged with impersonating a police officer after security officials discovered him wearing his wife's Baltimore County police badge. William Darnell Jackson Jr., 36, of the 500 block of Molly Court in Edgewood, was also charged with making false statements during questioning by officials about 9:50 p.m. Wednesday in the airport's international terminal, Pier E. Airport officials are trying to determine Jackson's motives.
NEWS
March 19, 2003
Harford County School Superintendent Jacqueline C. Haas has notified students and parents that all field trips to Washington, Philadelphia and New York City have been canceled until further notice because of the risk of war. In a letter to parents, Haas said that other field trips outside the county would be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Schools have been reminded that anyone entering buildings must display a photo identification badge, employee identification or visitors badge. Vendors going into school buildings or offices must show company identification.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Bonnie Scott and Bonnie Scott,Knight Ridder/Tribune | March 20, 2000
March is the month in which the Girl Scouts of America celebrates its 88th anniversary as well as the month when Thin Mint cookies are readily available to those of us who love them. To find out more about Girl Scouts during the month, Web surfers can find thousands of sites for Girl Scout troops and councils all over the world, which attests to the Scouts' commitment to getting girls comfortable and capable with technology. At the official Girl Scout Web page (www.gsusa.org), you can learn about women leaders of the next millennium and how women define success.
NEWS
By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | November 19, 1993
A 19-year-old Westminster man was charged yesterday after he allegedly approached a group of children waiting for a school bus, flashed a badge and "arrested" them and ordered a 14-year-old girl to get into his car.Christopher Earl McDermott, of the 300 block of Fair Ave., was arrested within minutes of the 7:15 a.m. incident. A court commissioner ordered that he be held on $2,500 bond on charges of impersonating a police officer, possession of a deadly weapon, impersonating a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission officer and theft of the badge.
BUSINESS
Jay Hancock | January 28, 2012
Lion Brothers is outsourcing again. Unpaid child laborers will design one of the Owings Mills company's newest embroidered emblems. That's a good thing, in this case. If the factory of the future is about fast turnarounds on custom orders produced close to the customer, Lion Brothers' new Girl Scout badge is a small but telling indicator that U.S. manufacturers might have a place in the global economy after all. President Barack Obama's blueprint for reviving American factories should help retain and perhaps create manufacturing jobs at the margins.
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