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Photo of fallen hero Officer Robert Zimmerman, killed in the line of duty in 1986. Baltimore County Police Officers are wearing mourning bands on their badges today in memory of a fallen hero.

On November 5, 1986, Officer Robert Zimmerman stopped on Edmondson Avenue to conduct a business check. As he was crossing the street, he was struck by two vehicles and critically injured. He was transported to Shock Trauma where he died nine days later from his injuries.

The 46-year-old officer had been with the Baltimore County Police Department for 18 years and was assigned to the Western Traffic Unit.

During his career, he received five departmental citations and had once been named Officer of the Year by the Catonsville Optimist Club.

The next edition of Police Report, the Baltimore County Police Department's cable TV program, runs through April.

  • The opening segment focuses on the department’s recruitment efforts. Officer Shelley Knox and Officer John Mitchell, of the Recruitment Unit, talk about career opportunities to become a Baltimore County police officer or cadet.
  • The second segment provides burglary prevention tips for the warmer months. Officer Carey Kus, of the Youth and Community Services Section, shares valuable crime prevention tips to protect you, your home and belongings.

The program airs five days a week on Cable Channel 25, only in Baltimore County. The times are:

  • Monday: 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: Noon, 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Police Report is available online, if you would like to watch it on your own computer, on your own schedule.

On Thursday, February 1 at 10 a.m., twenty Baltimore County police officers will be promoted. The ceremony will take place at Oregon Ridge, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville 21030.

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and 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 the Reverend Harry Schill, a police chaplain.

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

  • Lieutenant Jeffrey C. Hartman is promoted to Captain and is assigned to the Technology and Communications Section
  • Lieutenant Brandon D. Rogers is promoted to Captain and is assigned to Precinct 4 Pikesville
  • Sergeant Cathleen E. Batton is promoted to Lieutenant and is assigned to Precinct 1 Wilkens
  • Sergeant Paul G. Borowski is promoted to Lieutenant and is assigned to the Operations Bureau
  • Sergeant David M. McVey is promoted to Lieutenant and is assigned to the Special Operations Division, Aviation Team
  • Sergeant Jean P. Slattery is promoted to Lieutenant and is assigned to the Technology and Communications Section
  • Corporal Matthew J. Barnes is promoted to Sergeant and is assigned to the Operations Bureau
  • Corporal Justin P. Ferguson is promoted to Sergeant and is assigned to the Operations Bureau
  • Corporal James P. Gayles is promoted to Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 4 Pikesville
  • Corporal William S. Havens is promoted to Sergeant and is assigned to the Operations Bureau
  • Corporal Jeffrey S. Lipscomb is promoted to Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 11 Essex
  • Corporal Brian M. Rupp is promoted to Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 6 Towson
  • Corporal Michael S. Scatton is promoted to Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 4 Pikesville
  • Officer John S. Dowell is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 1 Wilkens
  • Officer Brian J. Duty is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to the Operations Bureau
  • Officer Brian L. Schoneman is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to the Operations Bureau
  • Officer Christopher P. Smith is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 9 White Marsh
  • Officer Ean N. Stiger is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 2 Woodlawn
  • Officer John P. Sullivan is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 11 Essex
  • Officer John G. White is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 4 Pikesville
 
 
Revised June 27, 2017