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Last night the Baltimore County Police Department presented awards to officers and county residents as part of an annual awards ceremony.

The department also honored the Reverend James Lane, a former Baltimore County Chaplain, for his 40 years of service to the community.

The event was held at Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, 21204.

The departmental awards are given to officers who have performed extraordinarily over the past 12 months. The Baltimore County Police Department Awards Review Board spends months reviewing nominations based on departmental standard criteria.

Awards are presented to officers in the following categories:

Medal of Honor: This is the highest and most prestigious Departmental Award. It is awarded to persons who, with the knowledge of risk, found themselves in a life-threatening situation, and intelligently committed themselves to dangers. The award was presented posthumously to Officer Amy Sorrells Caprio.

Silver Star: This is the second highest Departmental Award. It recognizes officers who demonstrate valor, courage, intelligence and bravery over and above that normally demanded and expected.

  • Corporal Mathew Gonzalez
  • Detective Anthony Armetta
  • Detective Robert Easter
  • Detective Jeffrey Lauer
  • Detective Jonathan Trenary
  • Officer Gail Wickless

Commendation: This is the third highest Departmental Award. It is awarded to officers who display courage and devotion to duty above that normally required; or who display intelligence during unusual circumstances; or who demonstrate initiative in solving a crime; or one who, under certain circumstances, arrest an armed and dangerous person.

  • Captain Wes J. Fischer
  • Captain Jeffrey C. Hartman
  • Captain David P. Trivett
  • Sergeant Brandon A. Branham
  • Sergeant W. Shawn Havens
  • Sergeant Bruce E. Markwordt
  • Sergeant Brian S. Martin
  • Sergeant Steven M. Longo
  • Corporal Christopher D. Cullip
  • Corporal Patrick M. Wilhelm
  • Detective Stephanie Brooks
  • Detective Jennifer C. Ende
  • Detective Joseph P. Grant
  • Detective Scott D. Kilpatrick
  • Detective Jaime R. Layhew
  • Detective Jason Metz
  • Detective Ernest L. Moore
  • Detective Andrew L. Muska
  • Detective David L. Phillips
  • Detective Michael J. Romano
  • Detective Alexa H. Smith
  • Detective Amy M. Taylor
  • Detective Christopher M. Toland
  • Officer Brian D. Beckford
  • Officer Michael R. Deremeik
  • Officer Ryan M. Dickel
  • Officer David L. Dillard
  • Officer Steven C. Dix
  • Officer William A. Downs
  • Officer William M. Flaherty
  • Officer Jasmine R. Fleet
  • Officer Jeffrey S. Gale
  • Officer Trevor C. Grove
  • Officer Andrew R. Gwinn
  • Officer Jessica L. Harris
  • Officer Victoria J. Hawkins
  • Officer Darnell L. Isaac
  • Officer James A. Koscielski
  • Officer Benjamin J. Kummerlowe
  • Officer Brandon G. Langley
  • Officer Kevin W. Lehnert
  • Officer Rashad L. Mitchell
  • Officer Joseph V. Murray
  • Officer John C. Myers
  • Officer David C. Nilsen
  • Officer Sidney L. Pierce
  • Officer Hector M. Pomales
  • Officer Jeremy R. Price
  • Officer Fahim M. Rafiq
  • Officer Carlyle S. Riche
  • Officer John K. Rogers
  • Officer Kenneth C. Shields
  • Officer Kathleen M. Strickler
  • Officer Timothy N. Thulion
  • Officer Timothy R. Usher
  • Officer David D. Vandergriff
  • Officer Evan T. Vicarini
  • Officer Antonio A. Yanes

Emergency Service: The Emergency Service Award is awarded for an effort to save a human life.

  • Sergeant Richard T. Delea
  • Detective Deryck J. Lee
  • Detective John P. Sullivan
  • Detective Isaac M. Thorn
  • Officer Stephanie M. Amer
  • Trooper Tyreze Braxton (Maryland State Police)
  • Officer David P. Crum
  • Officer John J. Dill
  • Officer Jasmine R. Fleet
  • Officer Mason S. Gwinn
  • Officer Gregory J. Meyers
  • Officer Roy M. Mitchell
  • Officer Patrick W. Murphy
  • Officer Jeffery S. Parsons
  • Officer Andrew M. Peters
  • Officer Kenneth L. Pitts
  • Officer Philip A. Sears
  • Officer Ashley K. Vandervall

Awards were presented to citizens in the following categories:

Citizen’s Award of Valor: Presented to a citizen who provided courageous assistance, particularly in which a criminal is seized and detained until the arrival of a police officer.

  • Jasmine White

Distinguished Citizen’s Award: Presented to a citizen who rendered valuable assistance to Department member.

  • Amanda Briton
  • Lassell Burger
  • Cavelia Duvall
  • Cynthia Dwyer
  • Joseph Dwyer
  • Adam Friedman
  • Jose Reyes
  • Erin Upton
  • Steven Weis

A 90-year-old woman and three officers were injured last night in a single-alarm Essex house fire.

BCoPD fire investigators have ruled this an accidental fire; it began in a first-floor bedroom, where a heat lamp used to warm a pet lizard fell over and ignited.

BCoPD officers arrived at 8:05 p.m. at the home in the unit block of Russell Frost Ct.,  21221. Fire units were dispatched at 8:06 p.m.

The officers found the elderly woman outside the home when they arrived. They went inside the house and attempted to put out the fire using an extinguisher, but evacuated after a short time and waited for fire personnel to arrive.

Engine 511 (Essex VFD) was the first-arriving unit; firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and placed it under control at 8:26 p.m.

The woman was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

The three officers were transported to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center for treatment of minor injuries. All were released last night.

The lizard did not survive. Several dogs that were in the house did survive.

On Friday, August 31, fifteen Baltimore County police officers will be promoted.

The 10 a.m. ceremony will take place at the Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center, 323 Sollers Point Road, Dundalk, Maryland 21222.

Family and friends will join Chief Terrence B. Sheridan and other dignitaries for this happy event. Chief Sheridan will award the certificates to the newly promoted officers. Ms. Julie Ensor, Clerk of the Court for Baltimore County, will administer the oath of office, and the Reverend Joseph Skillman, Departmental Chaplain, will preside over the invocation and benediction.

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

  • Lieutenant David P. Trivett is promoted to the rank of Captain and is assigned to the Employment Section.
  • Sergeant Kathryn D. Greenbeck is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and is assigned to Precinct 2/Woodlawn.
  • Sergeant Raymond G. Mullaney is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and is assigned to Precinct 9/White Marsh.
  • Sergeant Leonard C. Schroeder is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and is assigned to Precinct 6/Towson.
  • Corporal Kevin J. Cox is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 1/Wilkens.
  • Corporal Jason R. Eaton is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 11/Essex.
  • Corporal Anthony S. Johns is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 4/Pikesville.
  • Corporal James G. McKnight is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 1/Wilkens.
  • Corporal Justin D. Tester is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 11/Essex.
  • Officer Aaron L. Galloway is promoted to the rank of Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 12/Dundalk.
  • Officer Daniel W. Healy is promoted to the rank of Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 3/Franklin.
  • Officer Jason E. Lentz is promoted to the rank of Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 11/Essex.
  • Officer Stephen T. Roesler is promoted to the rank of Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 12/Dundalk.
  • Officer Shane M. Sammons is promoted to the rank of Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 6/Towson.
  • Officer Michael J. Wisniewski is promoted to the rank of Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 9/White Marsh.
 
 
Revised June 27, 2017