Sunday, May 12, 2013
A total of seven were honored at a ceremony in Ellicott City.
Family members, police and government officials gathered this week to honor those who have lost their lives in the line of duty in Howard County. The ceremony in Ellicott City, in conjunction with National Police Week, was held at the Howard County Police Headquarters Memorial Courtyard and Garden, 3410 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City. The above photos were taken by the Howard County Police Department. To see more photos, follow the department on Facebook. According to a news release, the fallen officers honored were:
Monday, May 6, 2013
A total of seven will be honored at the ceremony in Ellicott City.
On Tuesday, Howard County police and government officials will honor seven police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. The ceremony in Ellicott City, in conjunction with National Police Week, will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Howard County Police Headquarters Memorial Courtyard and Garden, 3410 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City. According to a news release, the fallen officers honored will be: Additionally, for Police Week, Howard County officers will conduct a Memorial Ride Tuesday between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. at the various sites where the county’s seven fallen officers had died, according to a release. See related links: Fallen Trooper Shaft Hunter Memorialized on I-95 Deterring the distracted driver Fallen in the Line of …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The annual awards ceremony highlights excellence in different aspects of police work.
The Howard County Police Department will recognize at a Wednesday night ceremony contributions made in 2012 by some of its officers, civilian employees and volunteers. Award recipients will include Cpl. Craig Ream, who, while off-duty, came across a crash in Carroll County. He jumped into action, crawling into a burning car and rescuing18-year-old Casey Marie Bellofatto. Ream will be awarded the Medal of Honor. Officer Richard Romberger will be awarded the Purple Heart. Romberger was injured in January 2012 when he was struck by a car while on-duty in Mt. Airy, according to the Baltimore Sun. The following awards will also be given out: The ceremony is at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Kossiakoff Conference and Education Center at the Johns …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The 10-year veteran of the department said she has not received the promotions and pay raises she deserves.
A Howard County police officer is suing the department for what she says has been race-based discrimination that has led to poor evaluations and a lack of performance-based raises. Lisa Burgess has worked for the police department since April 2003. In charging documents filed in U.S. District Court, Burgess alleges that she began experiencing discrimination from her supervisor, Jennifer Reidy-Hall in 2010. The next year, according to charging documents, Burgess was put on “bi-monthly” evaluation after a poor annual evaluation. Burgess, who is black, is the only non-white officer in her squadron. Since Reidy-Hall became her supervisor, Burgess alleged in the charging documents, there has been a repeated pattern of “giving the plaintiff …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
This information is supplied by the Howard County Police Department.
Ellicott City Residential burglary Four homes on the 8600 block of Main Street were broken into between Jan. 20 at about 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. the next day, according to police: A homeowner arrived home to the 12200 block of Carroll Mill Road on Jan. 20 to find that sometime between 9 and 10:45 a.m. his interior garage door had been forced open, according to police. The homeowner also told police that his car was broken into between 9 and 10 a.m. while he was at church with his family on the 3100 block of Palskirk Drive. A purse was reported stolen from the car and two jewelry boxes were reported stolen from the house. Columbia Commercial Robbery/burglary Police say a man entered the Exxon gas station on the 8200 block of Snowden River …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The money will go to traffic enforcement, training and more.
Howard County has been awarded more than $52,000 in federal grant money earmarked for violent crime reduction and other public safety activities. The U.S. Department of Justice grant is part of $6.3 million provided to the state and individual counties and cities in Maryland. Howard County's $52,520 share will be used for extra crime patrols and traffic enforcement, as well as for interpreter training and training in operating an emergency vehicle. The money will also pay for a contingent traffic analyst, according to a statement released by Maryland Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin. The grant funding is based on a formula of population and violent crime statistics. Baltimore County was awared $360,238; Baltimore City received $762,…
Friday, August 10, 2012
The man was wanted in Baltimore City on a warrant for first- and second-degree assault, as well as gun charges, according to police.
A Howard County police officer shot and killed a Baltimore man in Columbia Thursday evening after he allegedly held his estranged girlfriend at gunpoint, said police. The estranged girlfriend reported that the man, whose identity has not yet been released, had broken into her home just after midnight on Thursday and awakened her by putting a gun to her head, according to police. Police said the woman was held overnight as the suspect assaulted her. In the morning, she was able to escape with the couple’s 2-year-old child and call 911, said police. Around 7:45 p.m. Thursday, police located the suspect at an acquaintance's house near the 9000 block of Constant Course in Columbia, according to a statement from Howard County Police Department…
Monday, August 6, 2012
Police will visit different neighborhoods in a show of solidarity between residents, law enforcement.
Police want residents to send a message to criminals: “Communities are banding together to fight crime.” So on Tuesday, Aug. 7, Howard County Police are asking residents to turn on their front lights and spend an hour outside on their porches and lawns. It’s all part of National Night Out, a yearly event in which police encourage neighborhoods to show support for law enforcement. “Community participation is essential in fighting crime,” Howard County Police Chief William McMahon said in a statement. “National Night out may last for only one evening, put the partnership between Howard County residents and our officers is an ongoing effort.” More than 30 neighborhood events are planned throughout Howard County for Tuesday evening, …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Yolanda Murchison jumped a curb by Route 1 in North Laurel and struck a marked Howard County police cruiser, according to police.
A Columbia woman is in jail and a police officer is in the hospital after a Saturday morning crash on Route 1 in North Laurel, according to the Howard County Police Department (HCPD). At approximately 1:24 a.m. on July 28, Yolanda Murchison was driving her Chevrolet Cruze northbound on Route 1 at Davis Avenue when she "jumped the curb and drove across the median and struck the right rear of the police vehicle," according to a statement from HCPD. The marked police car was at a stop sign about to turn on Davis Avenue at the time of the crash, HCPD spokesman Cpl. Christopher Adams told Patch. The police officer was taken by ambulance to Howard County General Hospital, where HCPD said he was in stable condition Saturday morning. Murchison, 30…
Monday, July 23, 2012
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman spoke about safety Monday in the aftermath of the Colorado theater shooting.
Days after a man opened fire in a Colorado movie theater, which CNN reports killed 12 and wounded 58 people, an Elkridge man asked County Executive Ken Ulman for his take. “How would you handle an Aurora, Colorado, situation?” asked Tony Campise during the Howard County executive's sixth annual public forum. “You really almost can’t fathom,” said Ulman of the Aurora, CO, shootings. “I will tell you this: after each incident like this around the country—whether it be Columbine or Virginia Tech—our folks have redoubled our efforts to look at our communications plans.” On Friday, Howard County Police Department officials said they met with the county's two movie theaters to talk about safety in the aftermath of the Colorado theater shooting. …