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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 11, 1997
A state trooper and a motorist were slightly injured in a multivehicle mishap yesterday on Interstate 95 near Joppa.Trooper George Brantly had pulled onto the shoulder of the fast lane to help a stranded southbound motorist about 9 a.m., said Cpl. David Riggs of the Maryland State Police. Before Brantly could get out of the car, a driver swerved onto the shoulder and back into traffic, causing other cars to swerve.One car hit a bus, and the impact pushed the car, driven by Patricia Davis of Baltimore, into Brantly's cruiser.
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February 2, 2007
A Maryland State Police trooper who was critically wounded while trying to arrest a suspect almost two months ago was named Trooper of the Year for Carroll County yesterday. Tfc. Eric D. Workman, 36, (pictured at right) received the award at the state police Westminster barracks yesterday afternoon. He was one of four troopers recognized for their work. Lt. Dean Richardson, commander of Westminster barracks, cited several of Workman's accomplishments during the past year, including the 270 warrants he served, contributing to the Westminster barracks' total 870 for the year - the most warrants served by a state police barracks.
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By From Staff Reports | July 27, 1995
A Maryland state trooper and a Belair man he stopped for an equipment violation on the shoulder of a highway exit ramp near Ellicott City were thrown several yards after another vehicle left the road and struck the officer's car yesterday morning.Cpl. Marvin Dorsey, a 20-year veteran, and Mark Hartman were not seriously injured in the accident, said Cpl. John Scott, a state police investigator.The driver of the third vehicle was Carol Woytowitz, 34, of Ellicott City. Neither she nor a child passenger in a safety seat was injured, Corporal Scott said.
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,liz.kay@baltsun.com | December 2, 2008
A Maryland State Police trooper fatally shot a Harford County man who broke into a relative's home, made threats about having a weapon and fought with officers early yesterday, a state police spokesman said. The man, John M. Abbate, 52, of the 100 block of Fidelity Drive in Fallston was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a news release. Shortly after 4:30 a.m., two Harford County sheriff's deputies and a state trooper responded to a 911 call from a home on the 2700 block of Lakeland Drive in Fallston, the spokesman, Greg Shipley, said.
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January 20, 1997
Retired Maryland State Police Trooper James Emerick was honored recently by Westminster Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution.The group awarded Emerick the Law Enforcement Commendation Medal and Certificate at its annual open house and celebration.Jacob Yingling, chapter vice president, described how Emerick had helped set up a system to help battered spouses and rape victims. Also present for the award were Brig. Gen. John Burk, national trustee of SAR, and William Austin, state president.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | June 4, 1995
Defense lawyers have called him a liar, and prosecutors have called him sloppy.But that's OK with Tfc. Robert Heuisler, one of the original members of the Carroll County Narcotics Task Force.He has been named the top drug investigator in the Maryland State Police."I've heard it all, and you come to expect that in this job," Trooper Heuisler, 37, said of the criticism thrown his way over the years. "If nobody ever hears your name, you're not doing anything."In naming Trooper Heuisler the Drug Enforcement Division 1994 Trooper of the Year, State Police Superintendent David B. Mitchell called the eight-year veteran an example of the highest level of professionalism.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff writer | April 28, 1991
State police have not followed a court order to allow a trooper fired two weeks ago to return to patrol duties at the Benson barracks pending his appeal of the dismissal, the trooper's attorneys say.Thetrooper, Jerry M. Scarborough, filed motions in Harford Circuit Court Friday asking the court to order the state police to show why he has not gone back on patrol following an order issued Tuesday instructing the agency to allow him to do so.Scarborough's attorneys,...
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By Julia Angwin and Julia Angwin,States News Service | August 6, 1995
BETHESDA -- A Maryland state trooper who is suing the state because, he says, it refused to let him have time off with his wife and their newborn daughter got to explain his case briefly to President Clinton yesterday.Tfc. Kevin Knussman and family were among several families invited to join Mr. Clinton at the National Institutes of Health for his weekly Saturday radio broadcast, the focus of which yesterday was the second anniversary of the administration-backed federal Family and Medical Leave Act."
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,Sun Staff Writer | July 14, 1995
A Baltimore County jury did not accept a state trooper's claim yesterday that he was just doing his job when he was arrested in April and accused of soliciting a sex act from a plainclothes policewoman.The jury took about one hour to convict Trooper Melvin J. Fialkewicz Jr., 25, of solicitation for prostitution, a misdemeanor.Trooper Fialkewicz, testifying at his Circuit Court trial, said he was offering help to a woman walking down Pulaski Highway -- but switched into a law-enforcement mode when told she was "working."
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By Gregory P. Kane and Gregory P. Kane,Sun Staff Writer | June 24, 1995
Two state troopers were praised yesterday for their perseverance in turning a traffic stop into an arrest of a still-unidentified man, and confiscating a dangerous stash of weapons from a secret compartment in the back of his car.The troopers found a mini-Uzi submachine gun loaded with 30 rounds, a Cobray .380 submachine gun with a laser sight and silencer, and a .38-caliber handgun when they searched the 1987 Lincoln Continental about 10:30 a.m. Thursday on...
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