April 26, 2012
George Richard Bargmann, 58, of Smithsburg, Md., passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at the Meritus Medical Center. Born Wednesday, June 17, 1953, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Louis Herman Bargmann and Elizabeth Jane (Lee) Bargmann. He was employed as a security guard with U.S. Security, where he worked at the Toys R Us store in Frederick, Md. George was a history lover and enjoyed spending time learning all things about history. He is survived by his son, Brian L. Bargmann of Chambersburg, Pa.; daughter, Louise M. Frey and husband, David, of Smithsburg; sisters, Betty Lou Hickerson of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Margaret S. Fitzgerald of Jessup, Md.; brother, Louis H. Bargmann Jr. of Damascus, Md.; and grandsons, Gibson Frey and Oliver Frey.
February 27, 2012
James Francis "Mad Dog" Durst, 72, of Greencastle, formerly of Hagerstown, passed away Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at Manor Care in Chambersburg. Born Feb. 21, 1940, in Keyser, W.Va., he was the son of the late Lester Francis and Bessie Lee (Houdersheldt) Durst. Mr. Durst retired as a corrections officer from MCTC, Hagerstown, and later worked as a security guard for White Stone Group, Emmitsburg, Md. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Dawn (Mangus)
October 31, 2011
Robert Russell Carbaugh, 73, of 3 Leroy St., Hagerstown, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at his residence. Born Dec. 3, 1937, in Hagerstown, he was a son of the late Omar Russell and Violet Mable Troupe Carbaugh. He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Helen Louise Knox Carbaugh. Bob retired from the U.S. Navy after serving for more than 20 years, having done three tours of duty in Vietnam and served aboard the USS McKinley. After leaving the service, he worked as a security guard with several companies.
April 19, 2011
An armed security guard lost his gun when he stopped to use the restroom April 14 at the Sheetz convenience store at 215 W. Baltimore St. in Greencastle, the Greencastle Police Department said. The man, an armed courier for Dunbar Armored Security, told police that he took off the gun to use the restroom and returned to work without it, according to a police department press release. The gun, a Springfield semi-automatic pistol, was gone when he returned to get it. Anyone with information may call the police department at 717-597-9506.
March 21, 2011
Lauren S. Blickenstaff, 82, of Smithsburg, died Monday, March 21, 2011, at his home. He was born Nov. 2, 1928, in Wolfsville, and was the son of the late Samuel H. and Virgie Shuff Blickenstaff. Lauren was raised by his grandmother, Linnie Shuff. Lauren was a life member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Wolfsville. He served with the U.S. Army from 1948 to 1950. For many years, he worked as a security guard at Fairchild Aircraft, Hagerstown; was a carpenter with Morgan-Keller Builders; and retired as a security guard with Top Flight, Hagerstown.
March 11, 2011
A security guard at Potomac Towers in Hagerstown jumped or fell to his death from the roof of the building at about 2 p.m. Friday, city authorities said. Police wouldn't release the man's name Friday afternoon because the family had not been notified, and the matter still is under investigation, Hagerstown police Detective Sgt. Jim Hurd said. Detective Tammy Jurado said police believe the man might have committed suicide. She said the incident occurred on the east side of the building.
December 16, 2010
Following a nationally reported shooting Tuesday during a school board meeting in Panama City, Fla., school system officials across the Tri-State area weighed in Thursday on whether they feel security needs to be improved for public meetings. In e-mails to The Herald-Mail, Washington County Public Schools System spokesman Richard Wright said staff members reviewed the Florida shooting and discussed current security protocol. No changes were being discussed at this time, he said.
September 2, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An 89-year-old white supremacist charged with killing a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum was ordered to remain in jail Wednesday after prosecutors said the frail man was still dangerous because he had "no true friends" and "nothing to lose. " A judge also ordered James von Brunn to undergo a competency evaluation despite objections from the wheelchair-bound suspect. He was otherwise nonchalant and even smiled when a prosecutor said he wanted to kill as many people as possible in the June 10 attack.
July 29, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal grand jury has indicted the white supremacist accused of fatally shooting a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. Hate crimes charges have been added to the case against James von Brunn, who has been in a hospital since the shooting last month. Officials say the 89-year-old shot and killed museum guard Stephen T. Johns. Von Brunn was shot in the face by other guards. A seven-count indictment was handed up Wednesday in U.S. District Court, charging von Brunn with first-degree murder, killing in a federal building -- both charges already lodged against von Brunn -- and bias-motivated crime.
July 21, 2009
Oct. 24, 1920-July 18, 2009 John Nelson Barrus Sr., 88, of 1012 Washington Ave., Hagerstown, Md., passed away, Saturday, July 18, 2009, at the Golden Living Nursing Home, Hagerstown. Born Sunday, Oct. 24, 1920, in Medina, N.Y., he was the son of the late Nelson B. Barrus and the late Blanche Isabel Raymond Barrus. He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Ellen Barrus in 1999. He was employed with Reynolds & Reynolds Printing Co., retiring in 1987 after 16 years of service.