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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 Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer | May 1, 1994
Tfc. Douglas W. Reitz has gone from cadet to being recognized as one of the top troopers in the Westminster state police barracks in a little more than five years.Last week, Trooper Reitz missed winning The Sun's annual Police Officer of the Year award -- he was one of 10 state troopers nominated. But it was clear from his nomination by Lt. Roy Neigh, the Westminster barracks commander, that the trooper's performance is stellar."Trooper Reitz is among the top performers at the Westminster barracks in criminal and motor vehicle enforcement.
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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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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 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 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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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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