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Baltimore County Police and Fire News

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Date: Oct 2013

Baltimore County Police have charged Officer Timothy Kennedy, a 27-year veteran of the agency, with one count of failing to secure a firearm to prevent access by a minor.

On October 11, Officer Kennedy's 11-year-old son was able to obtain his father's service weapon after he set it down on an armoire in his bedroom when he arrived home from work. His son discharged the weapon, and the bullet struck the door. There were no injuries from this incident. Officer Kennedy's wife reported the incident to the department the following day and a criminal investigation was started.

The case was referred to the State's Attorney's Office for review. Detectives applied for a criminal summons on October 25.

Chief Emphasizes Gun Safety Priority

"This Department has spent much time and effort advocating for gun owners to handle their weapons safely and responsibly, especially when it comes to keeping guns out of the hands of children," said Police Chief James Johnson. "We do not hesitate to enforce gun safety laws, and, as this unfortunate case shows, that includes cases involving our own officers."

Police Powers Suspended

Officer Kennedy's police powers were suspended when the department was notified of this incident. He will remain suspended pending the results of the criminal case. Per policy, the internal investigation will be completed at the conclusion of the criminal process.

Update: On October 26, police located Christopher Hilliard in Precinct 12/North Point. Hilliard, a registered sex offender, was arrested on the open warrant for failing to report to Baltimore City Police on October 8, as required by law.

Photo of Christopher Hilliard, man reported missing and now has an open warrant.

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public's help locating Christopher Hilliard, 33, of the 1500 block of Charlotte Avenue, 21224.

He was last seen on July 26 by a family member, but he was not reported missing until September 17. He is a resident of Baltimore City but was reported missing in Baltimore County.

Now Has Open Warrant

He is a registered sex offender, and also failed to report to the Baltimore City Police Department as required on October 8. There is now a warrant for his arrest for failing to register. Detectives have been unable to locate him, and are asking for the public's help.

Christopher Hilliard is a white male, 33 years old, 5'7" tall, 165 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He has a tear drop tattoo by his left eye.

Baltimore County Police are asking anyone with information regarding his whereabouts to call 410-307-2020.

Revised October 28, 2013

The Baltimore County 47th Auxiliary Police Class will graduate on Thursday, October 24, at 7 p.m. The event will take place at the Public Safety Building, 700 East Joppa Road, Towson. The swearing in will take place in the 6th floor cafeteria.

The 17 new officers are volunteers and take on various responsibilities that assist sworn officers in their everyday duties. The Auxiliary was established in 1942 as a volunteer organization and is authorized to cooperate with the Police Department in the maintenance of law and order in Baltimore County. The officers perform a number of duties such as security, and crowd and traffic control at public events. They also provide aid during floods, snowstorms, and searches for missing persons. This list is only a fraction of the many responsibilities they take on as Baltimore County Auxiliary Officers.

The 47th Auxiliary Recruit Class graduates are:

  • Auxiliary Officer Costin Blair is assigned to Precinct 11/Essex and Precinct 12/North Point.
  • Auxiliary Officer Brian Bowman is assigned to Precinct 6/Towson and Precinct 7/Cockeysville.
  • Auxiliary Officer Lauren Brown is assigned to Precinct 1/Wilkens and Precinct 2/Woodlawn.
  • Auxiliary Officer Emmanual Espinal is assigned to Precinct 11/Essex and Precinct 12/North Point.
  • Auxiliary Officer Charles Fields is assigned to Precinct 11/Essex and Precinct 12/North Point.
  • Auxiliary Officer KY Harral is assigned to Precinct 1/Wilkens and Precinct 2/Woodlawn.
  • Auxiliary Officer Rick James is assigned to Precinct 8/Parkville and Precinct 9/White Marsh.
  • Auxiliary Officer Brendan Kelley is assigned to Precinct 6/Towson and Precinct 7/Cockeysville.
  • Auxiliary Officer Matthew Knight is assigned to Precinct 8/Parkville and Precinct 9/White Marsh.
  • Auxiliary Officer Antonio Lema is assigned to Precinct 11/Essex and Precinct 12/North Point.
  • Auxiliary Officer John Longendorf is assigned to Precinct 8/Parkville and Precinct 9/White Marsh.
  • Auxiliary Officer Clifford Nikstaitis is assigned to Precinct 11/Essex and Precinct 12/North Point.
  • Auxiliary Officer David Racosky is assigned to Precinct 3/Franklin and Precinct 4/Pikesville.
  • Auxiliary Officer Mary Ann Ryan is assigned to Precinct 11/Essex and Precinct 12/North Point.
  • Auxiliary Officer Scott Spangler is assigned to Precinct 8/Parkville and Precinct 9/White Marsh.
  • Auxiliary Officer Mark Wilson is assigned to Precinct 3/Franklin and Precinct 4/Pikesville.
  • Auxiliary Officer David Zalusky is assigned to Precinct 6/Towson and Precinct 7/Cockeysville.
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