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Date: Feb 2016

Original release (February 29, 2016  9:14 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a hit and run crash in Lochearn that left a man deceased.
At approximately 6:45 a.m. Sunday morning, a Baltimore County Police officer on patrol discovered a deceased man in the front yard of a home in the 6700 block of Windsor Mill Road 21207.
The initial investigation into the crash has indicated that the man had been walking on Windsor Mill Road near Lukewood Drive when he was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene. Police have identified the man as 30-year-old Jermine Lamont Taylor of the 3200 block of Richwood Avenue 21207.

Investigators believe that the suspect vehicle is a 1999 to 2000 Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe, or Suburban with damage to right side headlight and right mirror. There might also be damage to the windshield.
This crash is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.
Anyone with information on this crash is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

Original release (February 28, 2016  12:10 p.m.):

Eight people, including four volunteer EMS personnel, were injured Saturday night in a Dundalk crash involving a volunteer medic unit and an SUV.

All four medic personnel were members of the Lansdowne Volunteer Fire Co.; Lansdowne was filling in for the Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Co.

The most seriously injured patient, one of the Lansdowne EMS providers, had to be cut from the vehicle by Fire rescue personnel and was transported to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Unit. She suffered serious but non-lifethreatening injuries. The other three EMS providers -- two women and a man -- were released last night from the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

The civilian patients, including two children, were transported to local hospitals with non-threatening.injuries.

The crash occurred at Wise Avenue and Lynch Road at about 8 p.m.; the medic crew was en route to an emergency call, a nearby motor vehicle accident. The medic unit was not carrying a patient at the time of the crash. Other EMS crews were routed to the call to which the medic was responding as soon as the crash at Wise and Lynch occurred.

The Baltimore County Police Department's Crash Team is investigating this incident. The investigation is ongoing; no additional information is available at this time.

Original release (February 25, 2016  8:30 a.m.):

February is Black History Month. The Baltimore County Police and Fire Departments take this opportunity to recognize African Americans who have been pioneers in these agencies.

Fire Specialist Isaac "Ike" Burke -- the Baltimore County Fire Department's third African American member -- impacted the careers of hundreds of BCoFD members.This collage, with testimonials from many who knew FS Burke, hangs at BCoFD headquarters.

Hired in 1979, FS Burke began his career at the Middle River Fire Station. His influence really began in 1982, when he was assigned to Applicant Investigations, supervising BCoFD's recruitment and hiring. By the time FS Burke retired in 2005, 85 percent of the department's sworn members had been hired under his watch.

FS Burke was a cheerful, optimistic person, well-liked by his colleagues. He handled new hires and prospective employees with tact, firmness and honesty.

FS Burke died, too young, in 2006 after a battle with cancer. His impact on the department is so great that an award has been established in his honor. The Isaac Burke Memorial Award is given to a recruit from each graduating class who exemplfies BCoFD's motto, PRIDE (Professionalism, Resourcefulness, Integrity, Dedication and Education).

Revised June 27, 2017