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    It was a gruesome discovery on an access road near a Maryland cemetery: A young female had been beaten, sexually assaulted and strangled. Her body was wrapped in a white sheet, her hands tied behind h
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    On December 28, 2013 at 11:46 p.m., police were called to a home in the 1200 block of 63rd Street 21237 for a report of a stabbing. When officers arrived on the scene, they found an adult male and an adult female suffering from cut wounds.

    More information is available on our news blog:
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On December 5 at 10 a.m., 10 Baltimore County police officers will be promoted. The ceremony will take place in the Vista Room at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Lutherville-Timonium, 21093.

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 of promotion. 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 Reverend Harry Schill, Police Chaplain.

The promoted officers and their new assignments are:

  • Sergeant David Barton, promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assigned to Operations Bureau
  • Corporal Gregory Cougnet, promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to Precinct 1/Wilkens
  • Corporal Nicholas Stein, promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to Precinct 4/Pikesville
  • Corporal Steven Sunderland, promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to Precinct 4/Pikesville
  • Officer Craig Coscia, promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to the Operations Bureau
  • Officer Eric Knox, promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to Precinct 8/Parkville
  • Officer Chad Miller, promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to Precinct 9/White Marsh
  • Officer Ryan Mull, promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to the Operations Bureau
  • Officer Terrah Paige-Young, promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to Precinct 3/Franklin
  • Officer Blake Vaughn, promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to Precinct 12/North Point

On May 30 at 10 a.m., 17 Baltimore County police officers and one civilian will be promoted. The ceremony will take place in the Theater of Stevenson University, 1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson, 21153.

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 Julie Ensor, Clerk of the Circuit Court. The invocation will be offered by Police Chaplain Nancy Ginsberg.

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

  • Captain Woodland M. Wilson III is promoted to the rank of Major and assigned to Support Operations Division
  • Sergeant Biff H. Benson is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assigned to Precinct 12/North Point
  • Sergeant Joseph W. Donohue is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assigned to Precinct 11/Essex
  • Corporal Paul G. Borowski is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to Precinct 4/Pikesville
  • Corporal Robert F. Bouder, Jr. is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to the Operations Bureau
  • Corporal Kimberly A. DeFelice is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to Precinct 12/North Point
  • Corporal Ryan W. Franks is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to Precinct 1/Wilkens
  • Corporal Izaac D. Hester is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to Precinct 1/Wilkens
  • Corporal Devin J. Rill is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to Precinct 4/Pikesville
  • Officer Robert Q. Cole is promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to Precinct 12/North Point
  • Officer Jameson T. Feelemyer is promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to Precinct 12/North Point
  • Officer Mallory J.W. Grantham is promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to Precinct 2/Woodlawn
  • Officer Jaime E. Kennedy is promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to Precinct 9/White Marsh
  • Officer Christopher G. Klein is promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to Precinct 12/North Point
  • Officer Sean J. Leary is promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to Precinct 12/North Point
  • Officer Michael J. McCollum is promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to Precinct 1/Wilkens
  • Officer Daniel P. White is promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to Precinct 1/Wilkens

Civilian promotions

  • Kimberlye Ullman

A memorial service to honor Baltimore County police officers who died while performing their duties will take place May 9 at 10 a.m. The service will be held in the Patriot Plaza, 401 Bosley Avenue, Towson, Maryland.

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, Baltimore County Police Chief James W. Johnson, government dignitaries and the families of the fallen will attend the service.

Nine wreaths will be placed at the memorial by the Police Department Honor Guard. The nine are in memoriam of the fallen nine officers.

The names of officers who died and who will be remembered for their service and dedication are:

Officer Jason Schneider
On August 28, 2013, Tactical Officer Jason Schneider was shot while serving a warrant in Precinct 1/Wilkens. An investigation into an August 19 shooting on Winters Lane led detectives to a home on Roberts Avenue. Tactical Officer Schneider was shot after an exchange of gunfire with a subject inside the Roberts Avenue home. He was transferred to Shock Trauma, where he later died. Officer Schneider was 36 years old.

Lieutenant Michael Howe
Lieutenant Michael Howe died on August 11, 2008 following a massive stroke. On August 10, 2008, Lieutenant Howe was with his unit at the scene of a murder-suicide in Precinct 4/Pikesville. When Lieutenant Howe returned home after the incident, he collapsed. He was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital where he died the next afternoon.

Sergeant Mark Parry
Sergeant Mark Parry died on January 21, 2002 from injuries sustained in a traffic crash. On December 27, 2001, while on routine patrol in Towson, Sergeant Parry’s unmarked police car was hit by a drunk driver. The driver fled the scene and was arrested a short distance later.

Officer John Stem
Officer John Stem died on October 19, 2000 of complications of paraplegia caused by a line-of-duty gunshot wound he suffered in July 1977. Officer Charles Huckeba was fatally wounded during the same incident in Precinct 1/Wilkens. Officers Stem and Huckeba and other officers were trying to subdue an agitated, armed, 19-year-old man who barricaded himself in his family’s home.

Sergeant Bruce Prothero
On February 7, 2000, Sergeant Bruce Prothero was shot and killed during an armed robbery on Reisterstown Road. Four men robbed the jewelry store where the married father of five worked part time as a security guard. Sergeant Prothero followed the armed robbers out of the store and was shot by one of the men. He died an hour later at a local hospital.

Officer Robert Zimmerman
On November 5, 1986, Officer Robert Zimmerman was on foot patrol on Edmondson Avenue in Precinct 1/Wilkens when he was struck in traffic and critically injured. The 41-year-old officer died on November 14, 1986 as a result of his injuries.

Corporal Samuel Snyder
In August of 1983, Corporal Samuel Snyder, a thirty-year veteran of the department, was shot by a mentally ill subject while responding to a call for assistance from fellow officers in Towson. Officer Snyder died on August 23, 1983 from his wounds.

Officer Charles Huckeba
Officer Charles Huckeba was shot and killed on July 6, 1977 in Precinct 1/Wilkens as police attempted to talk an armed, drug-abusing, barricaded youth into surrendering. Officer John Stem was also injured during this incident. Officer Stem succumbed to his injuries 23 years later on October 19, 2000.

Officer Edward Kuznar
On December 9, 1969, Officer Edward Kuznar died as a result of a traffic accident. While on traffic patrol near Kingsville, Kuznar was hit head-on by a driver who crossed the center line and crashed into his police car. Both the officer and the driver were killed.

The Baltimore County Police Department Memorial consists of a carved replica of the department badge, flanked by two memorial tablets engraved with the names of those who have died in the line-of-duty since the department was established in 1874.

It bears the inscription:

In lasting memory of those officers and families who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.

Matthew 5:9

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