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May 27, 2006
George Courtney Wessinger, a retired state trooper and gunsmith, died of complications from a stroke May 18 in Lexington, S.C. The former Annapolis and Westminster resident was 68. Born in Forest City, N.C., he moved to Bethesda in 1950 and was in the Navy at the time of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis. He was a navigator on a Navy plane. He earned an associate's degree from Catonsville Community College. He served with the Maryland State Police for 20 years before retiring as a sergeant in 1985.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,Sun Staff Writer | October 2, 1994
Tfc. Walter A. Kerr was a volunteer fireman at age 16, and knew then that he wanted to become a pilot.Now, at 34, the Maryland state trooper is the National Flight Paramedic of the Year.As a fixed-wing pilot who already knew firefighting techniques, he quickly saw that paramedic training could lead to a paid career."Everything just came together when I joined the Maryland State Police" six years ago, Trooper Kerr said Friday. "I've combined three hobbies, really, and now they are my life."
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | June 3, 1998
A Westminster man was charged yesterday with injuring a state trooper while the suspect was being processed on an unrelated disorderly conduct charge, authorities said.Tfc. Anthony J. Dubas was released from Carroll County General Hospital after he was treated for fractured and bruised ribs and leg and arm injuries, according to police.George W. Leaf Jr., 37, of the 3300 block of Littlestown Pike was charged with second-degree assault, resisting arrest and obstructing and hindering police officers.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,Sun Staff Writer | February 5, 1994
A state trooper received minor injuries after being dragged 20 feet by his thumb as a Delaware man sped off in his car while allegedly attempting to escape from a routine traffic stop in Elkton early yesterday, state police said.Tfc. Joseph Lanzi of the North East barracks was treated for bruises to his left thumb at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace and released.In his report, Trooper Lanzi said he stopped a car driven by Ronald James Richard, 33, of Newark, Del., at 2:30 a.m. at Fletchwood and Chestnut roads.
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By Nora Koch and Nora Koch,SUN STAFF | April 11, 2000
John Crout, a retired Maryland state trooper, died at his Mount Airy home Friday of heart disease. He was 70. Mr. Crout graduated from high school in Hagerstown in 1947 and enlisted in the Army, serving in the infantry and rifle divisions during the Korean War. After being discharged, he worked in an aircraft factory before becoming a state trooper. Mr. Crout retired as a first sergeant with Maryland State Police in 1977 after 24 years with the Westminster barracks. "He had instincts that could never be taught," said retired Trooper Bill Holley, Mr. Crout's longtime colleague.
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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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November 3, 2000
Gov. Parris N. Glendening has canceled his planned campaigning for Vice President Al Gore in Florida this morning to attend the funeral of state Trooper Edward M. Toatley. Glendening had previously planned to miss the funeral to make the campaign swing. He is now scheduled to join four other Democratic governors in Tennessee this afternoon to campaign for Gore on the second leg of the four-state trip. The governors are to attend events in Missouri and Iowa tomorrow.
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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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