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The Baltimore County Fire Department's annual Commendations Ceremony will be held tonight, 7 p.m., at Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Ave., Towson. The ceremony honors first responders and civilians who have performed exceptionally over the past 12 months.

The night's highest award will be the Citizen's Medal of Honor. There are three recipients tonight; two are children.

  • An 11-year-old who fell into a well, along with another boy, and used courage and ingenuity to get out as quickly as possible and bring help.
  • A 9-year-old girl who saved her little sister from drowning at a White Marsh pool.
  • A man who saw his co-worker electrocuted at a MARC train station location, pulled him from danger, burning his hands.

The highest award given tonight for Fire personnel is the Bronze Star. Two recipients will receive that award.

  • An EMT who was on his way home when he came along a crash on I-695 involving a mother and two small children. He helped save them from a dangerous situation.
  • A Fire Lieutenant who rescued two children from an apartment fire.

Many others will be recognized with awards. Numerous citizens, including a County housing inspector, will receive recognition for performing life-saving CPR.

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Fire Chief John Hohman will attend.

The Fire Department Commendations Board, comprised of career and volunteer personnel, considers nominations for awards based on specific criteria including intelligent decision making, skill, bravery and risk.

On Tuesday, December 6 at 10 a.m., two Baltimore County police officers will be promoted. The ceremony will take place in the Hampton Room, located on the third floor of the Public Safety Building, 700 East Joppa Road, Towson 21286.

Chief James Johnson will join family and friends at the ceremony and will present the certificates. The Oath of Office will be administered by the Honorable Julie Ensor, Clerk of the Circuit Court. The invocation and benediction will be offered by the departmental chaplain.

The following is a list of the promotees and their new assignments:

  • Corporal Anastasia C. Robinson is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 1 Wilkens.
  • Officer Shawn L. Reagle is promoted to the rank of Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 2 Woodlawn.

On October 21 at 1 p.m., 18 Baltimore County police officers will be promoted. The ceremony will take place at the Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center, 323 Sollers Point Road, Dundalk 21222.

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Chief James Johnson will speak at the ceremony and present the certificates. The oath of office will be administered by the Honorable Julie Ensor, Clerk for Baltimore County. The invocation and benediction will be offered by Deacon Hugh H. Mills Jr., a police chaplain.

The following is the list of the promoted officers and their new assignments.

  • Lieutenant Stephen B. Troutman is promoted to the rank of Captain and is assigned to Precinct 8 Parkville.
  • Sergeant Joseph M. Ciampaglio Jr. is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and is assigned to Precinct 6 Towson.
  • Sergeant Anthony J. DiCara is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and is assigned to Precinct 8 Parkville.
  • Sergeant John A. Soter is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and is assigned to Precinct 4 Pikesville.
  • Corporal George Bandurchin III is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 8 Parkville.
  • Corporal Mallory J. Grantham is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 11 Essex.
  • Corporal Maurice H. Hoppert III is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 11 Essex.
  • Corporal Charles M. Montgomery Jr. is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 11 Essex.
  • Corporal Joseph W. Robinson is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 4 Pikesville.
  • Corporal Timothy J. Stadler is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 12 Dundalk.
  • Officer Patrick R. Burns is promoted to the rank of Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 12 Dundalk.
  • Officer Mohammed R. Goff is promoted to the rank of Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 9 White Marsh.
  • Officer Matthew R. Gonzalez is promoted to the rank of Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 2 Woodlawn.
  • Officer Joseph S. Grossman is promoted to the rank of Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 2 Woodlawn.
  • Officer Harry W. Power IV is promoted to the rank of Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 12 Dundalk.
  • Officer Christopher G. Robinson is promoted to the rank of Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 12 Dundalk.
  • Officer Michael S. Scatton is promoted to the rank of Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 4 Pikesville.
  • Officer Matthew J. Wood is promoted to the rank of Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 6 Towson.
 
 
Revised September 27, 2016