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NEWS
February 5, 2001
W.Va. officers honored By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg photo: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Thirteen law enforcement and rescue personnel were honored by the Martinsburg Elks Lodge 778 during a Law and Safety Day ceremony Sunday night. They were honored for activities ranging from zealous prosecution of drug offenders and violent criminals, to saving the life of a fellow police officer, providing secretarial and custodial backup to police operations and going well beyond the call of duty to help keep the community safe.
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by STACEY DANZUSO | March 4, 2003
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Lt. Gerald Smith missed the day-to-day excitement of running a police station when he asked for a transfer to the Chambersburg barrack of the Pennsylvania State Police. Smith has 30 years of experience with the state police under his belt, most recently serving as patrol section commander for Troop H in Harrisburg, Pa., for 14 months. However, that administrative role took him out of the duties he'd grown accustomed to in his earlier police work, including nine years as station commander at the York, Pa., barrack.
NEWS
September 17, 1997
By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer, Charles Town CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Charles Town Police Capt. Louis Brunswick is retiring after 24 years of police work. "I enjoyed working for Charles Town. I enjoyed working for the citizens of Charles Town very much. They let me protect and serve their city for 24 years," Brunswick said Tuesday. His last day at the department is Sept. 29. He is believed to be the highest ranking black police officer in the tri-state area and for years headed the Charles Town Police Department until Mike Aldridge was hired as police chief earlier this year.
NEWS
July 2, 2003
Odds and ends from a columnist's notebook: Before it became his paying gig, Officer Brett McKoy spent five years working as the volunteer co-director of the Police Athletic League, an organization he co-founded with Guy McCartney, a Department of Natural Resources officer. McKoy, then with the Washington County Narcotics Task Force, worked his shift hours, then spent what time he could building up the PAL. The Community Partnership for Families and Children was impressed enough in October 2002 to give PAL a five-year grant that included $19,000 for equipment and supplies and $40,000 a year for the life of the grant for McKoy's salary.
NEWS
by LAURA ERNDE | October 19, 2003
laurae@herald-mail.com Thomas Chase was 19 years old when the call that would change his life came over the scanner at 5:45 a.m., waking him from his overnight shift at a Frederick fire company. At first, it sounded innocuous. An injured person in the 300 block of Upper College Terrace. A neighboring fire company was dispatched. But Chase became disturbed when he heard that a dog also was hurt. His grandmother walked her aging cocker spaniel mix in that neighborhood every morning.
NEWS
January 27, 1997
By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer, Charles Town CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Charles Town Police Sgt. R.J. James stood in front of about a dozen teenagers as they diligently took notes about the drug laws in West Virginia. The teenagers were members of Charles Town Police Department's Law Enforcement Explorer Post 254, a Boy Scout organization aimed at giving young people a chance to study police work. The group directed traffic at last year's African-American festival, worked crowd control during a parade, and eventually will ride along with police officers on patrol.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | December 24, 2007
WILLIAMSPORT - Whirls of red and blue lit the drizzly night outside Osborne Funeral Home Sunday as police directed the steady stream of relatives, friends, Smithsburg residents and police who came to say goodbye to Smithsburg Police Officer Christopher Nicholson and pay their respects to his family. While family members struggled with the injustice of the gunshot that fatally wounded the 25-year-old officer while he waited for backup Wednesday night, the community also mourned a sense of security they worry might never be the same.
NEWS
by TIM ROWLAND | June 4, 2002
All right, when did Hagerstown decide it was going to turn into San Fermin, Spain? We had our own personal running of the bulls on Wednesday when four of these bovine banditos escaped from a livestock trailer on I-70 and led police on a wild beef chase. Something tells me that this isn't exactly what men and women have in mind when they sign up for the police academy to make our streets and communities a safer place. But when the escape occurred, the police were the ones who got the assignment.
NEWS
September 21, 1997
By BRENDAN KIRBY Staff Writer Lt. Donnie Knott knows the image his name conjures - even though he goes by Donnie, not Don. The name's resemblance to comedian Don Knotts is unmistakable. "I've heard them all," said Knott, who took over Sept. 10 as commander of the Hagerstown barracks of the Maryland State Police. But Knott takes it in stride. He even has a greeting card with Knotts in his role on the "Andy Griffith Show" on his shelf. "It's kind of my favorite show, so I can respond," he said.
NEWS
September 11, 1997
"I'd like to know if the people who called in about how to get rid of groundhogs in your yard would call and repeat their message? I mislaid the paper that had their information in it. " "I'd like to add to what a person called in about the Tommy Bowers situation in Smithsburg. I agree with the caller who said that not everyone supported him and I'm certainly in agreement with that. The other side needs to be heard and people aren't speaking up as much as they should. There are plenty of us who don't want him here.
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