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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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By Richard Irwin | March 4, 2008
A motorist was killed and a state trooper was injured yesterday afternoon when a car crashed into a tractor-trailer that the trooper was inspecting on the shoulder of Interstate 95 near Route 32 in Savage. Shortly before 3 p.m., Tfc. Emmett M. Adams, 34, pulled over a southbound tractor-trailer for an inspection, said Sgt. Arthur Betts, a state police spokesman. Betts said the 18-wheeler was safely parked on the shoulder and the trooper was standing on the tractor's step talking to the driver, Wilburn R. Seidel, 40, of Shannon, N.C., when a 1995 Toyota Corolla, driven by Edwin H. Preston, 35, of the 13200 block of Brackley Road in Silver Spring, crashed into the back of the rig. Betts said the trooper was knocked to the ground and Preston suffered multiple injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
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By Shirley Leung and Shirley Leung,Sun Staff Writer | March 12, 1995
A state trooper and a state correctional officer were arrested and each was charged with disorderly conduct after a brawl early yesterday at a Pennsylvania Avenue after-hours club, city police said.Officers arrested Trooper Maurice L. Jacobs, 24, who is assigned to the College Park barracks, outside Foxy's Den Club in the 2600 block of Pennsylvania Ave. Police said he appeared to be one of the leaders of a group of about 50 people that ignored police orders to disperse, said police spokesman Sam Ringgold.
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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 Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | January 6, 2003
Thomas Y. Ingram, a Maryland state trooper known for the 1991 capture of a Canadian fugitive wanted for shooting a Toronto police officer and shooting at two Maryland troopers, died Dec. 30 of cancer at Heritage Harbor Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was 69. A trooper for 30 years until his retirement in 1992, he received several commendations and served for a decade on the security force that protected Govs. Marvin Mandel and Harry R. Hughes. But he became known for an arrest he made while off duty.
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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 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 Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | May 26, 2000
A state trooper who lost control of his Camaro during an off-duty drive in a Pasadena neighborhood - allegedly plowing through two mailboxes and clipping the back of a parked van - was charged this week with two traffic violations. Trooper Michael Joseph Larsen Jr., a 21-year-old Pasadena resident, was charged with negligent driving and "using speed greater than what is reasonable and prudent," which carry fines of $120 and $65, respectively, Eastern District Capt. Timothy Bowman said yesterday.
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