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December 2, 2011
The Columbia-Howard County chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays received an education award from PFLAG National at its recent national convention in Arlington, Va. The local chapter was recognized for its work educating the Howard County Police Department on transgender sensitivity and the Howard County Public Schools Student Support Services on the challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students....
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February 2, 2014
As a police chief, I know that two of the most important measurements of the strength of a law enforcement agency are the effectiveness of our members and the support of our community. The recent tragic shooting at The Mall in Columbia demonstrated to me that the Howard County Police Department has an abundance of both. Our entire police department, and I personally, have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and encouragement we have received from the public. Through emails, phone calls, social media and one-on-one contacts, you have let us know that you feel we met and even exceeded your expectations that terrible day. We are humbled by those sentiments and proud to serve and protect you. I am also proud of the selfless dedication members of the police department showed during an incident filled with uncertainty and fear.
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February 2, 2014
As a police chief, I know that two of the most important measurements of the strength of a law enforcement agency are the effectiveness of our members and the support of our community. The recent tragic shooting at The Mall in Columbia demonstrated to me that the Howard County Police Department has an abundance of both. Our entire police department, and I personally, have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and encouragement we have received from the public. Through emails, phone calls, social media and one-on-one contacts, you have let us know that you feel we met and even exceeded your expectations that terrible day. We are humbled by those sentiments and proud to serve and protect you. I am also proud of the selfless dedication members of the police department showed during an incident filled with uncertainty and fear.
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January 28, 2014
The Howard County Police Department provided and excellent response, investigation and timely communication of the tragic shooting at the Columbia Mall this past weekend, and their professional actions should be a lesson to every county in our state ( "Columbia mall reopens after deadly shooting Jan. 27). Despite difficult economic times, County Executive Ken Ulman, the Howard County Council and Police Chief William McMahon have made difficult decisions concerning the safety of citizens in Howard County.
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January 28, 2014
The Howard County Police Department provided and excellent response, investigation and timely communication of the tragic shooting at the Columbia Mall this past weekend, and their professional actions should be a lesson to every county in our state ( "Columbia mall reopens after deadly shooting Jan. 27). Despite difficult economic times, County Executive Ken Ulman, the Howard County Council and Police Chief William McMahon have made difficult decisions concerning the safety of citizens in Howard County.
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By Sara Toth | May 29, 2012
The new, volunteer mounted patrol unit launched over the Memorial Day weekend by the Howard County Police Department has been deemed a success. "It went very well, and we're happy with the results," said Lt. Paul Yodzis, commander of the department's emergency response division. The unit, made up of 12 volunteers and their horses, patrolled parks, pathways and other locations in the Savage area, acting as a "high visibility deterrent to crime," according to a news release from the department.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | August 5, 2013
Howard County Police, county officials and other elected officials will come together Tuesday, Aug. 6 at the new Roger Carter Center in Ellicott City to kick off programming for National Night Out. Events in Howard County will begin at 6 p.m. at the center, which opened in June, located at 3000 Milltowne Drive. “Each year we look forward to National Night Out as an opportunity to remind residents what an important role they play in fighting crime and in keeping our communities safe,” said Police Chief William McMahon.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | February 16, 2005
Edgar Russell Moxley, whose more than 40-year career in law enforcement ranged from foot patrols as Ellicott City's night policeman to serving as first chief of the Howard County Police Department, died of cancer Saturday at his Ellicott City home. He was 98. Mr. Moxley was born and raised in Ellicott City, the son of a farmer. "I was born on June 30, 1906, in my father's house off of Jonestown Road, and I grew up as an ordinary country boy wearing knickers and overalls," Mr. Moxley wrote in an unpublished autobiographical sketch.
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May 14, 2008
Constable Charles Weber, Howard County Sheriff's Office, Nov. 10, 1924 Deputy Frank Miller, Howard County Sheriff's Office, June 7, 1946 Officer Randy Brightwell, Howard County Police Department, May 29, 1961 Cpl. Ted Wolf Sr., Maryland State Police, March 19, 1990 Recruit Officer Roger Cassell Jr., Howard County Police Department, Nov. 2, 1994 Cpl. Scott Wheeler, Howard County Police Department, June 18, 2007 Source: Howard County police
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December 10, 2006
A sincere thank you to county executive Ken Ulman for his quick appointment of William McMahon as chief of the Howard County Police Department. In his six months as acting chief, McMahon has demonstrated excellent leadership and management skills, and a bright vision for the department. We are proud of our police department's performance over the past years and with Mr. Ulman's selection of McMahon as chief, it will continue to be source of pride for the citizens of Howard County. Larry Aaronson Columbia The writer is a charter member of the Citizens Advisory Council to the Howard county Police Department
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | August 5, 2013
Howard County Police, county officials and other elected officials will come together Tuesday, Aug. 6 at the new Roger Carter Center in Ellicott City to kick off programming for National Night Out. Events in Howard County will begin at 6 p.m. at the center, which opened in June, located at 3000 Milltowne Drive. “Each year we look forward to National Night Out as an opportunity to remind residents what an important role they play in fighting crime and in keeping our communities safe,” said Police Chief William McMahon.
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By Sara Toth | May 29, 2012
The new, volunteer mounted patrol unit launched over the Memorial Day weekend by the Howard County Police Department has been deemed a success. "It went very well, and we're happy with the results," said Lt. Paul Yodzis, commander of the department's emergency response division. The unit, made up of 12 volunteers and their horses, patrolled parks, pathways and other locations in the Savage area, acting as a "high visibility deterrent to crime," according to a news release from the department.
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December 2, 2011
The Columbia-Howard County chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays received an education award from PFLAG National at its recent national convention in Arlington, Va. The local chapter was recognized for its work educating the Howard County Police Department on transgender sensitivity and the Howard County Public Schools Student Support Services on the challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students....
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | February 16, 2005
Edgar Russell Moxley, whose more than 40-year career in law enforcement ranged from foot patrols as Ellicott City's night policeman to serving as first chief of the Howard County Police Department, died of cancer Saturday at his Ellicott City home. He was 98. Mr. Moxley was born and raised in Ellicott City, the son of a farmer. "I was born on June 30, 1906, in my father's house off of Jonestown Road, and I grew up as an ordinary country boy wearing knickers and overalls," Mr. Moxley wrote in an unpublished autobiographical sketch.
NEWS
April 9, 1997
An article in Monday's Howard County edition of The Sun incorrectly characterized the Howard County Police Department's classification of the case of Nancy Lee Riggins of Elkridge. It is a missing person case.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 4/09/97
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June 23, 1999
These 13 officers graduated from the Howard County Police Department's 21st academy class during a ceremony last night at River Hill High School: Ronald Baker, Mark Duncan, Norma Hurley, Joseph King, Jerome Linkins, Andrew Lux, Heather McPherson, John Mooney, Matthew Mulholland, William Rafferty, Thomas Rukamp, Rocco Sovero and Chad Zirk.
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