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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | March 1, 2013
Two state troopers were injured on the side of Interstate 95 in Laurel early Friday morning when their patrol car was struck by another vehicle being driven by a drunken driver, Maryland State Police said. Shortly after midnight, troopers Manuel Moreno, 42, and John Cabrera, 34, had just activated flares warning oncoming traffic of an unrelated accident on the highway near Sandy Springs Road when they returned to their patrol car - which had its lights flashing - to complete paperwork.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
John L. Ruth Sr., a retired wholesale flower salesman who earlier had been a Maryland state trooper, died Monday of heart failure at his home in Thomasville, Pa. He was 73. The son of Woodrow G. Ruth, a salesman, and Minnie B. Wenger Ruth, a dress factory worker, John Leroy Ruth Sr. was born and raised in Hagerstown. Mr. Ruth was a 1959 graduate of South Hagerstown High School and in 1961 joined the Maryland state troopers, serving for a decade. For 30 years until retiring in 2012, Mr. Ruth was a salesman for Pennock Floral, a wholesale florist, in Baltimore.
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October 19, 2013
Animosity between Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and the head of the Maryland State Police executive protection unit goes all the way back to the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. Gansler was there without a protective detail, and, according to a memo from Lt. Charles Ardolini, became upset that Gov. Martin O'Malley brought a detail of state troopers with him. Gansler's camp disputes the account on one point, saying he was actually irritated that Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown had a protective detail in Denver because Gansler felt it was wasteful.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2014
Maryland State Police troopers arrested 56 impaired drivers across the state on the Fourth of July, officials said Monday. Troopers issued nearly 4,500 citations and warnings amid more than 3,200 traffic stops across the state on Independence Day , officials said. Another 56 people were arrested on criminal charges, and 14 wanted suspects were taken into custody on outstanding warrants during a holiday enforcement crackdown in support of the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" impaired driving prevention campaign, State Police said.
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By Peter Hermann | March 13, 2012
A 37-year-old man wanted on an arrest warrant was shot and wounded by a Maryland State trooper Tuesday morning after authorities said he refused commands to drop the weapon, pointed it at his own head and then aimed it at officers. Police said they later learned that revolver was a replica. The wounded man was identified as Christopher B. Thomas, of Pine Cone Drive in North East. Police said he was being treated for a gunshot wound to both legs at Christiana Hospital. He was being sought on a warrant charging him with assault and burglary.
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By Baltimore Sun staff | January 8, 2011
Maryland State Police said they shot and killed a Cecil County man Friday night after he confronted troopers, pulling out a sword and carrying what appeared to be a rifle and a handgun. According to a police news release, Jason E. Honaker, 25, of the 700 block of W. Pulaski Highway in Elkton, was pronounced dead after undergoing surgery at Christiana Hospital in Wilmington, Del. State police said the man pulled a short, curved martial arts-type sword while he was less than 10 feet from troopers, and one officer, fearing for his life, shot him with a handgun.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2012
Baltimore police have enlisted state troopers to help with patrols as the city confronts a spike in crime, a move that puts to an end years of disagreement between the two agencies over the state force's role in local law enforcement. With the Maryland State Police now led by a former Baltimore police commander, the agencies began talking about the new arrangement over the summer, and new Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts has pushed it forward as part of his plans to get more officers on foot deployments.
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July 11, 2012
From The Aegis dated July 16, 1987: The man driving the tractor trailer that slammed into a Maryland State Police cruiser and killed the two troopers in it was convicted 25 years ago this week of two counts of manslaughter. The North Carolina man, who admitted to drinking and driving after having only slept 45 minutes in a 28-hour period, was also convicted of driving while intoxicated after a four-day trial in Harford County Circuit Court. The trial wrapped up just a few months after the March 10 crash on I-95 near the Havre de Grace exit, where Troopers John E. Sawa, 40, and Larry E. Small, 21, were killed.
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun Reporter | September 26, 2007
An electronic ticketing system that will allow state troopers to issue and track traffic citations is being tested in Baltimore, Carroll and Harford counties and is scheduled to expand within a month to barracks throughout Maryland, state police officials said yesterday. Authorities said that by next spring, the system could include other agencies, such as the Carroll County Sheriff's Office and municipal police departments. "If all goes well, Carroll County will probably be the first county to be fully outfitted with the system," Cpl. Doug Baralo of the state police information and technology bureau told the county commissioners yesterday.
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By Roger Twigg and Roger Twigg,Staff Writer | January 20, 1993
Maryland State Police will be dropping some duties later this year but paying additional attention to white-collar crime and other investigative work, Superintendent Larry W. Tolliver announced yesterday.State troopers will continue their role in policing interstate and other major highways in Maryland -- particularly targeting drunken drivers and drug traffickers, Colonel Tolliver said.But the top state cop said his troopers' involvement will be reduced in everyday activities in larger counties that have their own police departments, including Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George's counties.
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Staff Reports, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
Maryland State Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in shallow water in Patapsco Valley State Park in the Brookland Park area on Wednesday. Police said the man was found in about two feet of water in the Patapsco River near Belle Grove Road and Thomas Avenue. He was pronounced dead at the scene; a positive identification has not yet been made. Police said the body will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2014
Maryland State Trooper Jacqueline Kline was grateful to return to work after months of medical care, she says, but it's tough for her to listen to the dispatch radio at the Glen Burnie Barrack. "It's very frustrating because I just want to get back on the road," the 26-year-old said Tuesday in her first public comments since she was critically injured in a car crash in October. Kline was assisting a fellow police officer who had pulled over a suspected drunken driver on Route 100 in Pasadena when she was struck by a passing car. She was thrown onto the hood of the passing car, then onto a police vehicle, police said.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2014
Harold D. Petty Sr., a retired Maryland state trooper whose career spanned 25 years, died Friday of cancer at his farm in Darlington, Harford County. He was 76. The son of farmers, Harold Dean Petty Sr. was born in Galax, Va., and moved with his family near the end of World War II to a farm in Hickory in Harford County. They later purchased a farm in Darlington, where the young Mr. Petty worked before going to school each morning. He graduated from North Harford High School in 1955 and three years later from the state police academy.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2014
A 31-year-old Rockville man was arrested Tuesday night and taken to a hospital for evaluation after threatening to kill employees at the Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, police said. According to Maryland State Police, employees at a luggage store at the mall said George Hong Sik Chin was complaining about prices and became aggressive, saying he was going to kill them. State troopers found Chin, who they said was wearing camouflage and "babbling incoherently," in another area of the mall, and he told officers he had not taken his prescribed medications.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2013
Hundreds of people donned sneakers on a crisp, sunny Sunday morning to show their support for a Maryland state trooper critically injured on the job last month. The crowd gathered at the Maryland State Police Academy in Sykesville for the "5K for JK," an event that raised money to help with expenses related to the recovery and rehabilitation of Maryland State Trooper Jacqueline Kline. Kline, 25, was struck by a car in Pasadena while assisting a K-9 trooper who had pulled over a suspected drunken driver in the early morning hours of Oct. 6. While Kline walked on the shoulder of Route 100, she was hit by another car. She suffered a traumatic brain injury, a broken nose and other injuries, but her recovery is progressing rapidly, according to Amy Reed, Kline's mother, who lives in Little Egg Harbor, N.J. Kline has been recovering at Sinai Hospital and could be released next week, her mother said.
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October 19, 2013
Animosity between Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and the head of the Maryland State Police executive protection unit goes all the way back to the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. Gansler was there without a protective detail, and, according to a memo from Lt. Charles Ardolini, became upset that Gov. Martin O'Malley brought a detail of state troopers with him. Gansler's camp disputes the account on one point, saying he was actually irritated that Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown had a protective detail in Denver because Gansler felt it was wasteful.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer | February 8, 1994
Carroll County could receive five new state troopers by July 1, the county commissioners were told yesterday by Robert A. "Max" Bair, the county's director of administrative services.Mr. Bair said Col. Larry W. Tolliver, the state police superintendent, has told county officials he will add at least one resident trooper to the 40 already working in Carroll.Mr. Bair told the commissioners that four additional troopers, currently in training at the state police academy in Pikesville, are expected to be assigned to the Westminster barracks as replacements for those who have retired, transferred or left for other reasons.
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By Phillip Davis | September 30, 1990
Two Prince George's County men were charged yesterday with assaulting two Maryland state troopers with a pickup truck Friday night in the parking lot of a Lothian bingo parlor.According to state police, Troopers Michael Evans and Gregory Oresik were off duty when they noticed a fight going on in the Wayson's Bingo parking lot at the intersection of Route 408 and Route 4 in Wayson's Corner. The troopers walked up to the crowd that had gathered and identified themselves.They had begun to break up the disturbance, police said, when two men in the crowd jumped into a 1974 GMC pickup truck, gunned the engine and screeched toward the two officers.
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October 14, 2013
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler's announcement of his selection of a running mate in next year's gubernatorial election - the well-qualified Del. Jolene Ivey of Prince George's County - is being overshadowed by a report over the weekend that he routinely ordered state troopers to violate traffic laws while they were driving him and by predictable knee-jerk parochialism in Baltimore about an all-Washington suburbs ticket. The first issue warrants some concern; the second does not. The Washington Post's John Wagner wrote on Sunday about a series of memos and emails he obtained under the Maryland Public Information Act detailing complaints by members of Mr. Gansler's executive protection detail.
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Staff reports | October 13, 2013
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler on Sunday disputed published reports that, over several years, he ordered state troopers to drive in an unsafe manner while they were transporting him on official duty. The reports, published Sunday in the Washington Post, say according to accounts by Maryland State Police, GanslerĀ  -- now a Democratic candidate for governor -- ordered troopers to drive with lights and sirens on the way to appointments, and also told them to speed, run red lights and drive on highway shoulders to get through traffic jams.
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