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On May 26 at 1 p.m., 15 Baltimore County police officers and one civilian will be promoted. The ceremony will take place in the Vista Room located at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium.

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and 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 police chaplain, the Reverend Darron McKinney.

Promotees and their Assignments:

  • Sergeant George Askew is promoted to Lieutenant and is assigned to Precinct 7/Cockeysville.
  • Sergeant Michael Brooks is promoted to Lieutenant and is assigned to Precinct 11/Essex.
  • Sergeant Reginald Cohen is promoted to Lieutenant and is assigned to Precinct 6/Towson.
  • Sergeant Jeffery Shanks is promoted to Lieutenant and is assigned to Precinct 9/White Marsh.
  • Corporal Kevin Fisher is promoted to Sergeant and is assigned to the Operations Bureau.
  • Corporal Wayne Jedlowski is promoted to Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 2/Woodlawn.
  • Corporal Lee Prince is promoted to Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 12/North Point.
  • Corporal Rickey Roos Jr. is promoted to Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 1/Wilkens.
  • Corporal Scott Zubrowski is promoted to Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 4/Pikesville.
  • Officer Jennifer Clements is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 1/Wilkens.
  • Officer Kevin Cox is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to the Operations Bureau.
  • Officer Morris Greenberg is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 2/Woodlawn.
  • Officer Jeffrey Lipscomb is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 12/North Point.
  • Officer Ray Pabon is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to the Operations Bureau.
  • Officer Shawn Vinson is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to the Legal Division. 
  • Ms. Meredith Duley is a Forensics Services Technician I and is assigned to the Forensics Services Section.

Update (March 13):

Three additional officers were promoted on February 27. They are Lieutenant Kyle Blackburn, Sergeant Richard Hearn and Corporal Scott Manz. These officers and the two who were unable to attend the February 9 ceremony will be recognized at a promotion ceremony scheduled for March 27.

Original release (February 9):

On February 9 at 2 p.m., 23 Baltimore County police officers and one civilian will be promoted. The ceremony will take place at Oregon Ridge Lodge, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 21030.

Police Chief Jim Johnson and County Executive Kevin Kamenetz will join family and friends of the promotional candidates at the ceremony and will present the certificates. The oath of office will be administered by the Honorable Carol H. Miller, Chief Deputy Clerk of the Circuit Court. The invocation will be offered by Deacon Hugh Mills.

Promoted Officers and Their New Assignments

  • Lieutenant Donna M. Benton is promoted to the rank of Captain and assigned to the Special Operations Section
  • Lieutenant Scott A. Canter is promoted to the rank of Captain and assigned to the Homeland Security Section
  • Lieutenant Joseph D. Conger is promoted to the rank of Captain and assigned to the Technology and Communications Section
  • Lieutenant David J. Folderauer is promoted to the rank of Captain and assigned to Precinct 3/Franklin
  • Lieutenant Christopher M. Kelly is promoted to the rank of Captain and assigned to Precinct 9/White Marsh
  • Lieutenant Orlando D. Lilly is promoted to the rank of Captain and assigned to Precinct 12/North Point
  • Lieutenant Lamont Martin is promoted to the rank of Captain and assigned to the Internal Affairs Section
  • Lieutenant Robert O. McCullough is promoted to the rank of Captain and assigned to the Employment Section
  • Sergeant Christopher L. George is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assigned to the Operations Bureau
  • Sergeant Jeffrey C. Hartman will be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assigned to the Operations Bureau*
  • Sergeant Brandon D. Rogers is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assigned to the Operations Bureau
  • Sergeant Jeff R. Rohde is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assigned to Precinct 3/Franklin
  • Corporal Brian E. Ables will be promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to Precinct 11/Essex*
  • Corporal Mandy L. Biter is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to Precinct 8/Parkville
  • Corporal Andrea J. Bylen is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to Precinct 9/White Marsh
  • Corporal Rachael E. Steigen is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to the Operations Bureau
  • Officer Juan R. Amador Jr. is promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to the Operations Bureau
  • Officer James D. Gill is promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to Precinct 4/Pikesville
  • Officer Robert J. Huncher Jr. is promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to Precinct 12/North Point
  • Officer Daniel J. Knox is promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to Precinct 8/Parkville
  • Officer Andrew J. O’Neil is promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to the Operations Bureau
  • Officer Louis F. Weaver is promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to the Operations Bureau
  • Officer Matthew W. Wilking is promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to Precinct 11/Essex

* These individuals were unable to attend the ceremony but will be officially sworn in at a later date.

Civilian Promotion

  • Forensic Services Technician II Kerri-Ann C. Lawrence is promoted to Forensic Services Supervisor

A memorial service honoring 42 members of the Baltimore County Fire Service who have died over the past year will be held Sunday, September 28.

The ceremony will be held at Towson United Methodist Church, 501 Hampton Lane, Towson, Maryland. It will begin at 6:30 p.m.

This annual memorial ceremony honors career and volunteer firefighters, emergency medical personnel, ladies’ auxiliary members and other fire service members who passed away during the year.

Fire Chief John Hohman is scheduled to attend and participate in laying a wreath to honor the members lost during the past year.

Remembering Firefighter Robert Fogle III, Others

This year, the Fire Service remembers 22 career and 20 volunteer members, including FADO Robert Fogle III, a 27-year veteran of the Baltimore County Fire Department, stationed at Pikesville Station 2. He also volunteered for more than 30 years at Pleasant Valley Community Fire Company, and was a past member of Taneytown Volunteer Fire Company.

Photo of Baltimore County Fire Memorial Shrine

Photo of the Baltimore County Fire Memorial Shrine.

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