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Date: Apr 1, 2014

Image of Chief Johnson from the Baltimore County Police Department.Police Chief Jim Johnson is one of nine “Gun Violence Champions of Change” – chosen from across the nation – who will be honored by the White House Thursday, April 3, in ceremonies at The White House. The Champions of Change award presentation is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon.

The event will be live streamed at 10 a.m. on April 3 at www.whitehouse.gov/live.

Additional information about the Champions of Change program is available at www.whitehouse.gov/champions.

"Chief Jim Johnson is truly one of the finest and most effective law enforcement professionals ever to wear the badge," said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. "I congratulate him on this most prestigious honor and am very glad that he calls Baltimore County home."

White House Announcement

Here is the text of the White House’s announcement:

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, April 3, the White House will honor 9 grassroots leaders taking critical steps in their communities to reduce gun violence. Although a minority of the Senate voted down common-sense legislation, the Administration is continuing to take key steps to reduce gun violence by implementing more than 23 executive actions and elevating successful local efforts. This week, the Administration will highlight the critical work some of these local leaders have spearheaded to make their neighborhoods safer and to keep firearms out of the wrong hands.

In his State of the Union Address, President Obama declared, “Citizenship means standing up for the lives that gun violence steals from us each day. I have seen the courage of parents, students, pastors, and police officers all over this country who say ‘we are not afraid,’ and I intend to keep trying, with or without Congress, to help stop more tragedies from visiting innocent Americans in our movie theaters, shopping malls, or schools like Sandy Hook.”

The White House created the Champions of Change program to feature individuals doing extraordinary things to empower, inspire and support members of their communities …

  • James Johnson, Chief of Police, Baltimore County; Chair, National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence

Baltimore, MD

Baltimore County, MD, Police Chief Jim Johnson began his career with the Baltimore County Police Department in 1979 as a Cadet in the 911 Center and served in every sworn rank in the Department before being named Chief of Police in June 2007. Chief Johnson holds memberships in several professional organizations, including the Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA). He is MCCA’s representative to and Chairs the National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence (the Partnership), a coalition of nine national law enforcement leadership organizations.

Chief Johnson works daily in his own jurisdiction to reduce incidents of gun violence and make his community safer. A highly respected leader in his state and at the national level, Chief Johnson is an active voice for law enforcement on the policies and practices that will help reduce gun violence. A gun owner and hunter, Chief Johnson has been an effective advocate for sensible policies that protect the rights of law abiding gun owners while keeping guns out of dangerous hands and excessive firepower off our streets. In 2013 Chief Johnson testified before Congress in support of expanding background checks to all purchasers, and was instrumental in changing Maryland’s law prohibiting assault weapons and limiting high-capacity ammunition magazines. He holds a Masters Degree in Applied Behavioral Science from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Baltimore. ...

At 1:52 p.m., Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the 10500 Block of York Road in Cockeysville for a report of a gas leak. 

Construction workers had broken a gas line while working in the area. There have been no reports of injuries at this time. 

Because of the gas leak, the traffic pattern on York Road between Warren Road and Railroad Avenue is being altered. Both north-bound and south-bound traffic on York Road will run in the south-bound lanes in this area. North-bound lanes will be closed. 

This altered traffic pattern is expected to cause a significant backup. Motorists are encouraged to find an alternate route around the area. 

BG&E crews are on the scene but have no estimated time in which repairs will be made.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update, April 2, 8:30 p.m.:  Grant S. Brucker has been located, unharmed, in New Jersey.

On behalf of the Mantua Township PD in New Jersey, the Maryland State Police has activated a Silver Alert for a missing New Jersey man.

Grant S Brucker is 92-year-old white male. He is 5'6”, 145lbs, has gray hair and blue eyes. It is unknown what clothing he might be wearing.

Grant S Brucker should be operating a white 1997 Chevy Van with New Jersey Tags UB620G.

Grant S Brucker was last seen at 5:30 a.m. in the 1600 Block of East Joppa Road in Towson.

Anyone with information on Grant Brucker is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

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