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June 16, 1993
WHAT'S the most recognizable symbol of Maryland's state government?Perhaps you would say the state flag, albeit with cluttered field and a design more appropriate to the finish line of an auto race. Or maybe the Great Seal, whose prominence was recently revived by free translations of the old Tuscan motto Fatti Maschii, etc.But just as recognizable is the Stetson hat worn by the Maryland State Police for nearly four decades. It's the hat that the Texas Rangers made famous as a symbol of law enforcement on the frontier, later adopted by a number of local and state police forces.
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NEWS
May 11, 1998
The 37 troopers who have died in the line of duty will be honored by the Maryland State Police today as part of National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial Week.The name of Raymond G. Armstead Jr., a state trooper killed in a car accident in March, will be added to a permanent memorial in a ceremony at 11: 30 a.m. at Maryland State Police headquarters, 1201 Reisterstown Road.Gov. Parris N. Glendening, Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Col. David B. Mitchell of the Maryland State Police and the families of the officers will participate in the remembrance.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2014
George B. Brosan, a former Maryland State Police superintendent from Annapolis, died Thursday, according to the state police. Brosan served as state police superintendent from Nov. 1, 1985 until April 22, 1987. Before leading the state police, Brosan had worked in law enforcement for 26 years, including with the New York Police Department, the U.S. Customs Service and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, incuding as deputy assistant administrator of the DEA. Brosan was appointed Maryland State Police superintendent by Gov. Harry R. Hughes following the retirement of Wilbert T. Travers Jr. The current Maryland State Police superintendent, Col. Marcus L. Brown, said in a statement that Brosan served "with a diligent commitment to excellence.
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By Doug Donovan and Doug Donovan,SUN STAFF | August 18, 2003
A 25-year-old Dundalk man jumped from the Key Bridge early yesterday after fleeing his house when his girlfriend called 911 to report finding a dead woman in his kitchen, Baltimore County police said. According to police, Shane M. Foster of the 3200 block of McShane Way appeared distraught when his girlfriend arrived at his house early yesterday. He told her that he believed he had hurt someone, police said. Foster's girlfriend, whom police did not identify yesterday, entered his kitchen and found the body of a woman who was later identified as Ashley Davis, 18, of the 8000 block of Del Haven Road in Dundalk, police said.
NEWS
May 1, 2007
A 15-year-old Westminster High School student was charged as a juvenile with second-degree assault after punching a fellow student between classes yesterday morning, Maryland State Police and school officials said. The victim, also 15, was taken to Johns Hopkins Children's Center "as a precaution," said Trooper A.J. Hall of the Maryland State Police. "Everything appears to be fine," said Hall, who spoke with the victim's father about her condition. The incident seemed to be part of an ongoing argument, apparently over a boy, Hall said.
NEWS
September 16, 1999
PoliceWestminster: An employee of Ritz Camera in Cranberry Mall told city police Monday that a video recorder was stolen from the store. The loss was estimated at $200.Finksburg: A resident of Summerfield Drive told Maryland State Police Tuesday that a gas grill was stolen from outside the home. The loss was estimated at $1,600.Westminster: An employee of Timonium developer James Keelty & Co. told Maryland State Police that someone entered a residence under construction in the 1100 block of Chandler Drive between 4 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. Tuesday and stole 20 sheets of plywood.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | February 18, 2001
Six officers carried the casket of one of their own, as hundreds stood saluting slain Sheriff's Deputy Jason C. Schwenz - honored and buried yesterday as one of the state's fallen heroes. A nurse from Beltsville and a retired homemaker from Timonium were among scores of Marylanders who stood in the whipping wind to pay respects to the 28-year-old deputy from Queen Anne's County who was shot and killed, along with Centreville Police Officer Michael Nickerson, as they responded to a noise complaint last week.
NEWS
July 21, 1995
Maryland State Police are investigating the theft of $1,100 from High's Dairy Store, 1912 Liberty Road in Eldersburg, at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.One man distracted the store employee while a second man stole the money, according to a police report.
NEWS
January 27, 1991
The Maryland State Police recently presented the 3M Co. with a safety award in recognition of the firm's assistance in promoting the Carroll County Crime Prevention Unit.First Sgt. Steve Reynolds and Tfc. Jim Emerick made the presentation to Pat Kotten, plant manager forthe 3M Commercial graphics division.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 6, 2000
A Williamsburg, Va., woman died Saturday Sept. 2 behind the wheel of her car while traveling southbound on Interstate 95 on Saturday, Maryland State Police officials said. The 58-year-old woman's name had not been released yesterday. Police said she might have died as a result of an unknown medical condition. There was a collision when her southbound car struck another a vehicle traveling northbound north on I-95. Police say said the accident was minor and that occupants of the other car contacted police - reporting that their vehicle was not damaged - and continued northbound on Interstate 895. The driver who called police and a female passenger are wanted for questioning about the accident.
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