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Baltimore County Police Officers are wearing mourning bands on their badges today in memory of a fallen hero.

In the early morning hours of August 28, 2013, Police Officer First Class Jason Schneider (36) responded as a member of the Tactical Unit to assist with service of a search and seizure warrant at a home on Roberts Avenue in Precinct 1/Wilkens. The warrant was connected to the investigation of a shooting that had occurred nine days earlier.

When the Tactical Unit, led by Officer Schneider, entered the home, it encountered armed suspects. There was an exchange of gunfire, and Officer Schneider was hit. He died of his injuries later that morning at the University of Maryland's R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Officer Schneider is the ninth member of the Baltimore County Police Department to give his life in service to his fellow citizens.

"We continue to feel grief at Jason's loss," said Baltimore County Police Chief Jim Johnson. "This was an experienced police officer, a leader and a friend to many in the police community. Only time will help us move past this tragedy. Meanwhile, I encourage us to seek comfort in our memories of Jason and pride in his brave and selfless sacrifice."

UPDATE (August 26, 2016  8:59 p.m.):

The preliminary investigation into this crash has indicated that the bicycle was traveling east-bound on Dover Road. It moved to make a right turn onto south-bound Byerly Road, lost control, and struck a Ford truck that was stopped at a stop sign on north-bound Byerly Road at the intersection with Dover Road.

The bicyclist died at the scene. His name will be released after notification of next-of-kin.

The crash remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.

Original release (August 26, 2016  5:32 p.m.):

A crash this afternoon in Upperco has left a bicyclist deceased.

The preliminary investigation has indicated that a pickup truck and a bicycle collided in the 15500 block of Dover Road 21155 around 3:46 p.m. The man riding the bicycle was declared deceased at the scene. The pickup truck remained at the scene.

This crash is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.

UPDATE (August 26, 2016  9:09 p.m.):

York Road was opened at approximately 8:30 p.m.

The crash remains under investigation.

Original release (August 26, 2016  3:12 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating after a tractor trailer turned on its side on York Rd just north of the Hunt Valley Towne Center.

At 2:22 p.m. this afternoon, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to York Road and Thornton Mill Road for an overturned vehicle. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a tractor trailer on its side in the south-bound lanes of York Road. Some fuel had leaked from the tractor trailer.

There are no reports of injuries.

York Road is going to be shut down in both directions between Thornton Mill Road and Phoenix Road for an extended period of time.

The crash is being investigated by the Precinct 7 Traffic Team. The cause of the crash is not yet known.


Revised June 28, 2016