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February 19, 2003
On February 15, 2003, WILLIAM "BO" BOLESTA; beloved husband of Carol Kelly Bolesta of Catonsville; loving father of Kelly Ochab and family of Arbutus, David Bolesta and family of Ellicott City, Scott Bolesta and family of Dansbury, CT, Jeff, Joe and Ryan Bolesta of Baltimore, Carol Bourgeois and family of Charlotte, NC, Joe Kelly of Ocean City, MD, Pat Kelly and family of Tequesta, FL and Chris Kelly and family of Jupiter, FL; cherished pop pop of 14...
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2010
Col. Joseph Robert "Bob" Bolesta Jr., a popular retired city police officer who is credited with the establishment of the department's SWAT team, died Thursday of cancer at his Westminster home. He was 69. Colonel Bolesta, the son of a salesman and a homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised in Arbutus. After graduating in 1959 from Catonsville High School, Colonel Bolesta served in the Coast Guard. He then worked selling business forms and whiskey and as a draftsman before joining the Baltimore Police Department in 1966.
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SPORTS
By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,Contributing Writer | April 24, 1993
The Liberty lacrosse team probably has seen enough of Westminster attackman John Bolesta.Bolesta scored six goals and had one assist earlier this season in a victory for Westminster. Last night, Bolesta struck again, scoring five goals and handing out an assist as Westminster rolled over visiting Liberty, 14-2, in a Carroll County game.Westminster (7-1, 3-1) struggled on offense at the start, scoring only one goal in the first 13 minutes. The Owls experienced some problems passing and executing plays.
NEWS
October 14, 2005
APOLONIA B. "PAULINE" SADOWSKI (nee Bolesta) passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at Lakeview at Pine Run in Doylestown, PA. She was the wife for over 50 years of the late Leonard S. Sadowski, who passed away in 1994. Pauline is survived by her son, Leonard J. and his wife Carolyn Sadowski of Doylestown, PA and her daughter, Gerry Sadowski of Wyndmoor, PA. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass at 12 Noon on Monday, October 17, 2005 at St. Clement Church, 2700 Washington Ave., Lansdowne, MD, where friends may call after 11 A.M. Interment at Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, MD.
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By Mike Frainie and Mike Frainie,Contributing Writer | April 7, 1993
Ask Westminster boys lacrosse coach Jim Peters about the Bolesta brothers, John and Mike, and watch a smile crease his face."They have a goal in their yard and they just beat on each other all the time," said Peters.Last night, the Bolestas chose to beat on host Liberty instead.The Owls (2-0, 1-0) used six goals by John Bolesta and smothering defense by Mike Bolesta to defeat the host Lions (1-1, 0-1), 14-10, in a Carroll County League game.The game, originally scheduled to be played at Westminster, was moved to Liberty due to poor field conditions at Westminster.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | June 14, 1999
The "Gentleman of Headquarters" is gone.Joseph R. Bolesta Jr., the 58-year-old mustached overseer of budgets who quietly soared through the ranks of Baltimore's turbulent police force, has retired as the department's most senior member.Police commissioners chose him time and again as the man who could implement their new ideas. But the reserved Baltimore native who married his high school sweetheart is most fond of helping citizens sort through their everyday problems."My happiest times were when I was in patrol," the former Coast Guard seaman turned whiskey salesman turned draftsman turned cop fondly recalls.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | March 8, 2005
PUT YOURSELF in Mike Bolesta's place. On the morning of Feb. 20, he buys a new radio-CD player for his 17-year-old son Christopher's car. He pays the $114 installation charge with 57 crisp new $2 bills, which, when last observed, were still considered legitimate currency in the United States proper. The $2 bills are Bolesta's idea of payment, and his little comic protest, too. For this, Bolesta, Baltimore County resident, innocent citizen, owner of Capital City Student Tours, finds himself under arrest.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Sun Staff Writer | March 8, 1994
Saying that he wants to improve the way Baltimore police train recruits, Police Commissioner Thomas C. Frazier assigned a veteran officer yesterday to oversee the department's training programs.One change that has already been decided on is that new officers will be required to undergo 10 weeks of on-the-street training during their 26-week Police Academy course. The department currently requires four weeks of on-the-street training."Field training is going to be quite a bit more extensive than it has been in the past," said Lt. Col. Joseph R. Bolesta, named yesterday as the police force's coordinator of human resources, a job created by the commissioner.
NEWS
October 14, 2005
APOLONIA B. "PAULINE" SADOWSKI (nee Bolesta) passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at Lakeview at Pine Run in Doylestown, PA. She was the wife for over 50 years of the late Leonard S. Sadowski, who passed away in 1994. Pauline is survived by her son, Leonard J. and his wife Carolyn Sadowski of Doylestown, PA and her daughter, Gerry Sadowski of Wyndmoor, PA. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass at 12 Noon on Monday, October 17, 2005 at St. Clement Church, 2700 Washington Ave., Lansdowne, MD, where friends may call after 11 A.M. Interment at Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, MD.
SPORTS
By Glenn Graham | June 3, 1993
* Brad Blizzard, South Carroll, Sr., midfield -- A versatile player for the Cavaliers with solid all-around skills, Blizzard anchored the team's solid midfield with 23 goals and three assists.* John Bolesta, Westminster, Sr., attack -- He led the county in scoring with 44 goals and 11 assists. A rangy attacker with deceptive speed and great stickwork, he and his twin brother, Mike, are headed to Villanova on lacrosse scholarships.* Mike Bolesta, Westminster, Sr. defense -- A relentless checker with all the tools, Mike's biggest challenge often comes going up against his brother, John, in their backyard.
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | March 8, 2005
PUT YOURSELF in Mike Bolesta's place. On the morning of Feb. 20, he buys a new radio-CD player for his 17-year-old son Christopher's car. He pays the $114 installation charge with 57 crisp new $2 bills, which, when last observed, were still considered legitimate currency in the United States proper. The $2 bills are Bolesta's idea of payment, and his little comic protest, too. For this, Bolesta, Baltimore County resident, innocent citizen, owner of Capital City Student Tours, finds himself under arrest.
NEWS
February 19, 2003
On February 15, 2003, WILLIAM "BO" BOLESTA; beloved husband of Carol Kelly Bolesta of Catonsville; loving father of Kelly Ochab and family of Arbutus, David Bolesta and family of Ellicott City, Scott Bolesta and family of Dansbury, CT, Jeff, Joe and Ryan Bolesta of Baltimore, Carol Bourgeois and family of Charlotte, NC, Joe Kelly of Ocean City, MD, Pat Kelly and family of Tequesta, FL and Chris Kelly and family of Jupiter, FL; cherished pop pop of 14...
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | June 14, 1999
The "Gentleman of Headquarters" is gone.Joseph R. Bolesta Jr., the 58-year-old mustached overseer of budgets who quietly soared through the ranks of Baltimore's turbulent police force, has retired as the department's most senior member.Police commissioners chose him time and again as the man who could implement their new ideas. But the reserved Baltimore native who married his high school sweetheart is most fond of helping citizens sort through their everyday problems."My happiest times were when I was in patrol," the former Coast Guard seaman turned whiskey salesman turned draftsman turned cop fondly recalls.
NEWS
By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | February 23, 1998
Wilbur C. Miller, a retired Baltimore Police Department colonel who climbed from the ranks of patrolmen to supervise a squad that protected presidents and other famous visitors to Baltimore, died Feb. 14 in Port Charlotte, Fla., of cancer. He was 71.Born in Canton in Southeast Baltimore, he left Mount St. Joseph High School to serve in the Navy during World War II.He joined the Police Department in 1948, retiring 30 years later after working as a patrolman, then in the Criminal Investigation Division, the Property Crimes and Special Investigations sections and finally heading the VIP squad.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Sun Staff Writer | November 5, 1994
The Baltimore Police Department needs to better train its officers in the use of force against suspects and should ban two types of long-used, but unsanctioned, weapons, a consultant has concluded.A report, which was released in summary form yesterday, urges the department to adopt a comprehensive policy on the use of force that would consolidate a series of disjointed memos and training guidelines."To an outside observer, our efforts in [training] would certainly appear to be fragmented and sporadic, at best," Col. Joseph R. Bolesta, chief of the Human Resources Bureau, wrote in a memo responding to the report.
NEWS
By Michael James and Michael James,Sun Staff Writer | March 8, 1994
Saying that he wants to improve the way Baltimore police train recruits, Police Commissioner Thomas C. Frazier assigned a veteran officer yesterday to oversee the department's training programs.One change that has already been decided on is that new officers will be required to undergo 10 weeks of on-the-street training during their 26-week Police Academy course. The department currently requires four weeks of on-the-street training."Field training is going to be quite a bit more extensive than it has been in the past," said Lt. Col. Joseph R. Bolesta, named yesterday as the police force's coordinator of human resources, a job created by the commissioner.
SPORTS
By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,Staff Writer | March 24, 1993
Westminster coach Jim Peters calls the start of this season the craziest he has been part of in his 14 years of coaching -- 12 of which have been with Owls lacrosse.By season's end, it also has the possibility of being one of the best for Peters and his experienced Westminster squad."It's really hard to tell. We've had 15 days of practice up to this point and have only gotten out on grass three times," Peters said."We've got some very good seniors who are working hard and ready to go."Peters' entire attack consists of seniors, led by John Bolesta and Chris Ahrens.
NEWS
By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | February 23, 1998
Wilbur C. Miller, a retired Baltimore Police Department colonel who climbed from the ranks of patrolmen to supervise a squad that protected presidents and other famous visitors to Baltimore, died Feb. 14 in Port Charlotte, Fla., of cancer. He was 71.Born in Canton in Southeast Baltimore, he left Mount St. Joseph High School to serve in the Navy during World War II.He joined the Police Department in 1948, retiring 30 years later after working as a patrolman, then in the Criminal Investigation Division, the Property Crimes and Special Investigations sections and finally heading the VIP squad.
SPORTS
By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,Staff Writer | June 3, 1993
It appeared to be just another highly successful season for the South Carroll Cavaliers.A 12-2 record, their seventh straight county title and another region playoff appearance. But it was a bit more than that for coach Gene Brown, who stepped down after 15 years at the helm.Brown, who leaves as The Baltimore Sun's 1993 Boys Lacrosse Coach of the Year in Carroll County, replaced a legend in Ken Parker as the Cavaliers football coach last fall. Next spring, it will be someone else's turn to replace a coach who enjoyed much of the same kind of success Parker did.Brown compiled a 139-56 record and 10 county titles in 15 years as lacrosse coach.
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