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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.
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 A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 14, 1997
Maryland State Police have obtained an arrest warrant against a Lakeland, Fla., man in the slaying of a Detroit woman whose body was found in the Chesapeake Bay off Cove Point in Calvert County in August 1993.John David O'Meara, 32, was arrested in Lakeland this week for violating an ex-parte order. A check of records showed he was wanted in the death of Nancy Lynn Manni, 23, who was at seamanship school in Piney Point.Extradition proceedings have begun, police said.Pub Date: 2/14/97
NEWS
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
NEWS
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.
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 Joe Burris and Joe Burris,joseph.burris@baltsun.com | October 17, 2008
A relative of a man who died after being struck by a state police cruiser in 2006 is accusing the trooper who was driving the car of assaulting him. Joseph Blizzard, whose half-brother Randy Rakes was struck and killed by a cruiser driven by Trooper First Class Dale Derr, of the Westminster Barracks, has asked Gov. Martin O'Malley to fire Derr. Blizzard, 29, of Finksburg, asserts that after he was arrested Sunday in Carroll County, Derr threw him to the ground. Derr came to the arrest scene only after hearing Blizzard's name mentioned on the police radio and "mockingly" told Blizzard that he was the person who had "killed Randy Rakes," states a letter sent to O'Malley by Blizzard's lawyer.
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