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Date: Dec 7, 2017

Fire Chief Kyrle W. Preis III has announced the promotion of 12 members to the rank of Fire Apparatus Driver Operator. The newly promoted members are:

  • EMT/FF William Barquin
  • EMT/FF David Hepner
  • FS Kirsten Koenig
  • EMT/FF Stephen Mueller
  • EMT/FF Johnny Owens
  • EMT/FF Franklin Penn III
  • EMT/FF Brian Palmer
  • EMT/FF Stephen Sharp
  • EMT/FF Keith Starr
  • EMT/FF Stephan Steinberg
  • FS David Sutherland
  • EMT/FF Brian Woodley

The promotions become effective December 23.

The Baltimore County Police 146th Recruit Class will hold a graduation ceremony tonight. The ceremony will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Parkville High School, 2600 Putty Hill Avenue, 21234.

Chief Terrence B. Sheridan will present the awards and diplomas. The oath of office will be administered by the Honorable Julie Ensor, Clerk of the Court for Baltimore County. Assisting with the diploma presentation will be Karen Kruger, Executive Director, Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions.

Officers from the Cecil County Sheriff's Office and the Aberdeen Police Department will also graduate in the ceremony.

The recruits trained for 27 weeks and will now apply the skills learned in the classroom.

The following is a list of the recruits and their assignments.

Precinct 1 Wilkens

Officer Amiyn A. Jones-Bethea
Officer Eduardo M. D. Quelhas
Officer DeAndre N. Ross

Precinct 2 Woodlawn

Officer Kyle A. Amrhein
Officer Tarrence J. Crews
Officer  David A. Lehnert
Officer Joseph M. Petrides

Precinct 3 Franklin

Officer Catherine S. Frederick
Officer Kevin F. McGrath

Precinct 4 Pikesville

Officer James H. Koh
Officer Sage R. Laisure

Precinct 6 Towson

Officer Ryan Bronson
Officer Christopher T. Cooper
Officer Niavanni J. Grant
Officer Shakara J. LeCount
Officer Bryan C. Lopata
Officer Alexandra P. Miller
Officer Christopher A. Sell, Jr.
Officer Aaron M. Seufert
Officer Nicole E. Spear

Precinct 9 White Marsh

Officer Christopher M. Bloodsworth
Officer Eugene A. Marable, Jr.

Precinct 11 Essex

Officer Britton D.W. Buie
Officer Jackson Celissaint
Officer Carly A. Fike
Officer Kyle S. Mallette
Officer Gregory F. Noplos
Officer Michael A. Peterson, Jr.
Officer Candace M. Sharpe-Gwynn
Officer Jordan K. Smith
Officer Mitchell A. Tuveson
Officer Brent R. Zimmerman

Precinct 12 Dundalk

Officer Roger O. Bergeron IV
Officer Reina E. Borunda
Officer Michael D.  Fitzpatrick
Officer Christopher P. Hamm
Officer Jackens A. Rene
Officer Aasem M. Sharaf
Officer Michael B. Smith
Officer Sade L. Thomas
Officer Kevin C. Vyskocil


Officer Khary K. Jones

Cecil County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Troy M. Darpino
Deputy David A. Sheckells, Jr.

Aberdeen Police Department

Officer  Andrew J. Davis
Officer Jenna L. Warden

Photo of Officer Edward Kuznar, killed in the line-of-duty on December 9, 1969.Baltimore County Police Officers will be wearing mourning bands on their badges on Saturday, December 9, in memory of a fallen hero.

On December 9, 1969, Officer Edward Kuznar died as a result of a traffic accident.

While on traffic patrol near Kingsville, Officer 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 of the other vehicle were killed.

Revised June 27, 2017