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May 9, 2004
On May 3, 2004 JUANITA TORBIT, beloved mother of Justin Womack. Also survived by mother, Willie Belle Torbit and brothers, John D. Jr., William H., Sr., Jerry L. Sr., and Curtis N. Torbit, sisters Frances Torbit-Davis and Jacqueline Torbit, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends. Family will receive friends at Village Baptist Church, 100 S. Hilton St., on Monday from 11-11:30 A.M., with funeral service to follow. Interment Arbutus Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2014
The family of a plainclothes Baltimore police officer who was killed by friendly fire during a fight outside a downtown nightclub in 2011 is suing the city Police Department. Officers shot William H. Torbit Jr. 34 times — without recognizing him as a police officer — after he fired eight times into a group of people who had knocked him to the ground and were attacking him in the Select Lounge parking lot on Jan. 9, 2011, according to a police investigation. One of Torbit's bullets killed Sean Gamble, a man who had been attacking Torbit, police said.
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NEWS
April 16, 2003
On April 14, 2003, WILLIAM L. TORBIT, JR.; beloved husband of the late Mabel C. Torbit; loving father of Tilford Layne, Rosceine Fannin and Melinee Clark; brother of Donald Torbit. He is also survived by many other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the family owned Leonard J. Ruck Inc. Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road (at Echodale), on Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M., where funeral service will be held Thursday, 10 A.M. Interment Moreland Memorial Park.
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In a heart-warming ceremony earlier this month, the sons of the late Amanda Torbit of Jarrettsville planted and dedicated a tree in their mother's memory at Eden Mill Nature Center in northern Harford County. The tree planting was an expression of appreciation for the both the life of Ms. Torbit and the strong bonds within the community where she lived, one of the organizers explained. Ms. Torbit, who was 33, was expecting her third son when she suffered an aneurysm and died on Sept.
NEWS
June 22, 2003
On June 21, 2003, ELLA R. (nee Bosley) of Owings Mills, beloved wife of the lat Lawrence H. Torbit and devoted mother of Audrey V. Eick and Alan L. Torbit. Also survived by six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Service from the family owned Eline Funeral Home 11824 Reisterstown Road (at Franklin Blvd.) Tuesday at 10 A.M. Interment in Providence Cemetery Towson. Friends may call Monday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. If desired, contributions may be made to the Future Care Cherrywood activities department 12020Reisterstown Road Reisterstown, MD 21136.
NEWS
May 9, 2004
Juanita Torbit, a state labor administrator, died Monday at St. Agnes HealthCare of liver cancer. The Loudon Park resident was 51. Ms. Torbit was a graduate of Edmondson High School and received a bachelor of science degree in social work from Morgan State University in 1974. Two years later, she went to work for the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. During her 28 years there, she was acting personnel director, domestic violence trainer and customer service trainer.
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,Staff Writer | October 18, 1992
As soon as they started playing soccer together at John Carroll, Amity Torbit and Katie Nietubicz knew they had a sixth sense about each other on the field."
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,Staff Writer | November 5, 1992
Amity Torbit scored both goals in the first five minutes to lead No. 9 John Carroll to a 2-0 victory over Catholic in a Catholic League girls soccer semifinal yesterday at John Carroll.Torbit, a quick senior forward, scored the first goal on a crossing pass from Beanie Lund just 2:45 into the game.Her second score came after sweeper Amy Dean's pass from midfield to the left wing. Torbit turned on a defender and booted the ball in from about 15 yards out on the wing.The top-seeded Patriots (9-1-3)
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Staff writer | October 7, 1990
SEVERN - John Carroll sophomore Amity Torbit was an unlikely hero in Wednesday's 2-1 girls soccer victory over the Archbishop Spalding Cavaliers here.Instead of Torbit, who brought her season total to four goals with a pair in the game, many spectators thought either All-League, All-County and All-Metro player Julia Malinowski (20 goals last season), or Carrie Stallings (17) would dominate the game for the defending Catholic League Tournament champion Patriots.Yet with 18 minutes gone in the second half, it was the diminutive Torbit who scored her second goal of the game.
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By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,Staff Writer | November 22, 1992
John Carroll's Amity Torbit literally ran away with The Baltimore Sun's Harford County Girls Soccer Player of the Year honors.The fastest striker in the county, Torbit scored 15 goals and had 10 assists to lead the Patriots to the runner-up spot in the highly competitive Catholic League.But Torbit's game involved more than just speed."Amity runs very intelligently," said John Carroll coach Joe Rehrmann. "A lot of players have a lot of straight-ahead speed, but they don't know how to use it. Amity can change speeds and change direction."
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2013
Two years to the day after Baltimore police officer William H. Torbit Jr. was shot by fellow members of the department, members of his family staged small demonstrations in front of city buildings and called on officials to take a fresh look at the case. "There was no outside investigation," said Torbit's sister Venus Torbit. "We want the community to have the facts. " Family members held placards with Torbit's picture and gathered in small groups outside City Hall and police headquarters Wednesday.
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By Justin Fenton | February 3, 2012
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Friday dedicated a street in Southwest Baltimore to William H. Torbit, the city police officer fatally shot by fellow officers last year outside a city club. The block was where Torbit's family resides; the date was picked because it would have been Torbit's 35th birthday. Dozens of family members and police officers packed the corner of Wildwood Parkway and Edmondson Avenue, wearing memorial t-shirts and holding signs. But the family made clear that they remain frustrated with the outcome of the investigation of the case.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2011
Harry Pawley didn't know he had shot a fellow police officer until a colleague screamed. Then he saw the handcuffs dangling from the wounded man's belt. Latora Craig discovered the mistake only after she saw the badge attached to a chain around his neck. Plainclothes Officer William H. Torbit Jr. had just fired off eight rounds into a crowd of people kicking and punching him as he lay on his back in a parking lot outside a Baltimore nightclub called Select Lounge. Four other officers mistook him for a civilian and fired their .40-caliber Glocks as the crowd scattered into the cold January morning.
NEWS
August 6, 2011
For a department that has seen more than its share of troubles, perhaps none could count as a more painful failure for the Baltimore Police Department than the January killing of plainclothes Officer William Torbit Jr. by friendly fire as he was trying to break up a fight outside a downtown club. The incident, and the mysterious circumstances surrounding it, cast a stain on Mr. Torbit, the other officers and the entire department's training, practice and procedures. The decision by City State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein not to charge anyone in connection with the incident, which also resulted in the death of a civilian, Sean Gamble, provides a degree of exoneration for the officers, but it doesn't erase what happened.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | January 19, 2011
After hard nights spent locking up drug dealers and helping others through their problems, Baltimore police Officer William H. Torbit Jr. often turned to Lonnie Davis for counsel. Davis, the pastor of the Church of Hope in Odenton, and Torbit would sit into the wee hours, talking about whether hope exists. Both grew up in the city. "He and I could relate to the darkness and the light," Davis said, speaking at the slain officer's funeral Wednesday. The eight-year veteran drug officer chose to see the light, Davis explained: "He found love — even on the streets of Baltimore.
NEWS
January 18, 2011
The funeral for Baltimore Officer William H. Torbit Jr. is scheduled to begin Wednesday morning with a small procession down Pennsylvania Avenue, where the drug cop patrolled for eight years and forged strong ties with the community. Services will begin Wednesday at 10 a.m. at The Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in the 5200 block of N. Charles St., with an interment at Arbutus Memorial Park. Police say North Charles Street between Cold Spring Lane and Northern Parkway will be closed, and that delays should be expected in the area.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | January 18, 2011
Baltimore's new state's attorney, Gregg L. Bernstein, got elected by promising that his close alliance with police would help make the city safer. Opponents warned of an end to prosecutorial oversight that would let cops run roughshod over city residents. What no one expected was a case that could not only pit the community against police but also police against police. The Jan. 9 fatal shooting of plainclothes Officer William H. Torbit Jr. by four of his colleagues who mistook him for a suspect is the top prosecutor's first test, occurring just days after he took office.
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By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun | January 14, 2011
Police on Thursday announced funeral arrangements for an officer killed last weekend while trying to quell an unruly crowd outside a club in downtown Baltimore. A public viewing for Officer William H. Torbit, 33, will be held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Wylie Funeral Home in Randallstown. Funeral services will take place the following day at 11 a.m. at The Cathedral of Mary Our Queen on North Charles St. in Baltimore. Torbit's remains will be interred at Arbutus Memorial Park in Baltimore, police said.
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