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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 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 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 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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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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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,Sun Staff Writer | April 29, 1995
It was dark when the man in the red Jeep Cherokee pulled up to the willowy blonde standing on the shoulder of Pulaski Highway at 68th Street. He was ready to buy and she was ready to sell. But they were both a little wary."Are you a cop?" he inquired."No, are you?" she snapped."No," he said.Both were lying.He turned out to be an off-duty state trooper. She turned out to be an on-duty Baltimore County police officer. She was working undercover to arrest men who solicit prostitutes along a section of Pulaski Highway that straddles the city-county line near Rosedale.
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