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Date: Dec 7, 2018

This year marks the 17th annual “Shop with a Cop” program in Baltimore County. At 7:30 a.m. on December 8, 100 police officers and 100 children will leave precincts from around Baltimore County to participate in the event.

Officers and children will arrive at approximately 8 a.m. at the Walmart store in Cockeysville. Members of the Optimist Clubs will greet them as holiday music is performed by Dulaney High School students.

The children and their officer “buddies” will do holiday shopping with money provided by the Optimist Clubs of Baltimore County. Each child receives $100 to spend as he or she chooses. Usually, the children buy presents for family and friends.

After shopping, the officers and children will drive to the Outback restaurant in the Hunt Valley Towne Centre for breakfast. (Outback provides the breakfast.)

A special Baltimore County Police Department tradition, the BCoPD “Shop with a Cop” event is the largest in the state.

The Department looks forward each year to doing its part to give families a happy holiday. The event also gives children a chance to know their local police officers.

Photo of Officer Edward Kuznar, killed in the line-of-duty in 1969.Baltimore County Police Officers will be wearing mourning bands on their badges on Sunday, 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.

The Baltimore County Police Department will hold a promotion ceremony for seven officers on Friday, December 7 at 10:00 a.m. The ceremony will be held at the Baltimore County Public Safety Building, 700 East Joppa Road, Towson 21286.

Chief Terrence B. Sheridan will speak at the ceremony and present the certificates. The oath of office will be administered by the Honorable Julie Ensor, Clerk of the Court for Baltimore County. The invocation and benediction will be offered by Rabbi Norman Lowenthal.

The following is a list of the promoted officers.

  • 2 Colonel’s: David Folderauer & Robert McCullough

  • 1 Major: Dennis Delp

  • 1 Captain: Joseph Donohue

  • 1 Lieutenant: Michael Miskimon

  • 1 Sergeant: Morris Greenberg

  • 1 Corporal: George Robertson

Revised June 27, 2017