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Smithsburg police officer killed

Suspect in custody

December 20, 2007|By HEATHER KEELS

A Smithsburg Police Department officer was shot and killed Wednesday night, according to Smithsburg Police Chief Charles R. Stanford.

Officer Christopher Nicholson was shot at about 10 p.m. in the area of Welty Church Road, police said.

A suspect in the shooting was taken into custody at 11:40 p.m. near the Brethren in Christ Ringgold Meeting House at 14426 Misty Meadow Road, according to Hagerstown Police Sgt. Paul Kifer.

Maryland State Police Sgt. Robert Reid said the suspect was at Washington County Hospital at 1:09 a.m. Reid would not confirm if the suspect would be staying at the hospital or if he would be transferred.

Washington County Sheriff Douglas Mullendore said roads were closed in the area of the shooting and police were attempting to secure the scene at 12:30 a.m.

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Nicholson was sworn in as Smithsburg's third officer on July 11, 2006. The former correctional officer graduated from the Western Maryland Police Academy on June 30 of that year.


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