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Date: Jun 3, 2014

The family of Robert Fogle III -- the firefighter who suffered a fatal cardiac arrest last Friday during a training exercise at the Fire-Rescue Academy -- has asked us to share its appreciation for the support from the community at large as well as from the fire community. They request privacy during this time of mourning.

Carol Ann Fogle, the wife of Robert Fogle III, has asked the Baltimore County Fire Department to share the following statement:

We cannot begin to express in adequate words the sincere appreciation and gratitude we are feeling at this most unexpected and difficult time. Be it known that we feel the strength of your thoughts and prayers, and they are most comforting.

We would like to extend a special "thank you" to all who are tirelessly and feverishly working behind the scenes, putting in untold hours to  prepare seamlessly for the final celebration of my husband’s life. This is such a selfless act of kindness and generosity. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Bob touched so many lives that it is impossible to know the magnitude of grief being felt across the State and nation. His contacts were many beyond the State’s borders.

For those of you who personally knew Bob, we say to you, "thank you," for touching his life as well. We encourage you to embrace any pain of loss you feel from his untimely departure, and then let it go; hold on only to those thoughts and memories that are good.

We personally feel a deep sense of loss. Bob was a wonderful father to Casey and Garrett. He was active in their lives and worked tirelessly to provide them with many rich life experiences so that as adults they are prepared to contribute to their world in a meaningful way.

For me personally, I have not only lost my husband, I have lost my best friend. The grief I feel is numbing, the sorrow I feel is overwhelming.

The love and support from family, friends, the fire community and the community at large – along with our faith – sustains us from day to day.

“Thank you” just does not seem to say enough.

The next edition of “Police Report,” the Baltimore County Police Department’s cable TV program, runs through June 30.

The program focuses on the importance of pedestrian safety, and the laws and rules of the road that help to keep our motorists as well as pedestrians safe. Mr. Bala Akundi, Transportation Engineer for the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, is our guest. He explains how law enforcement and the private sector partner to combat the problem of pedestrian-related crashes.

The program airs five days a week on Cable Channel 25, only in Baltimore County. The times are:

  • Monday: 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: Noon, 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Police Report is available online, if you would like to watch it on your own computer, on your own schedule.

UPDATE (June 6):

Baltimore County Police have charged 22-year-old Nakell Brian Harris of the 1200 block of Argyle Avenue 21217 in connection with the June 2 stabbing in Middle River that left a man deceased. He is charged with first degree murder and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

On June 2 at 8:32 p.m., police responded to the unit block of Volz Avenue, 21220 for a report of an assault. When officers arrived on the scene, they found 32-year-old Jason Michael Durham of Perry Hall suffering from multiple stab wounds. He was transported to Franklin Square Hospital where he was declared deceased.

The investigation has indicated that Nakell Brian Harris stabbed Jason Michael Durham during an altercation. What provoked that altercation remains unknown.

UPDATE (June 3 10 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the man found stabbed Monday night in Middle River as 32-year-old Jason Michael Durham who has a last known address of the unit block of Autumn Glow Court, 21128.

At 8:32 p.m. Monday night, police responded to the unit block of Volz Avenue, 21220 for a report of an assault. When officers arrived on the scene, they found an adult male suffering from multiple stab wounds. The male was transported to Franklin Square Hospital where he was declared deceased.

There is no suspect description at this time.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. Detectives will be working to determine if this was a targeted crime.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline leads to the arrest or indictment of a suspect, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers.

If you have information on the above crime or suspect please call, text, or e-mail: Metro Crime Stoppers hotline available 24-hours a day toll free.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip:
www.metrocrimestoppers.org


Original release (June 3 1:30 a.m.):

At 8:32 p.m., police and fire units responded to the unit block of Volz Avenue, 21220. They found an adult male victim suffering from severe trauma to the upper body. The victim was transported to Franklin Square Hospital, where he later died. Homicide detectives are currently investigating the murder, but there is no suspect description at this time. The nature of the trauma and the cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner during autopsy.

The victim's name will be released after notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call 410-307-2020.

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