Death Notification: Emanuel M. Brown

The Lodge regretfully announces the passing of Deacon Emanuel M. Brown, uncle to Sergeant Cynthia Jackson-Boothe.
Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Viewing- Tuesday 3/26/2019 4pm-8pm at First Mt Olive Freewill Baptist Church 618 North Hammonds Ferry Rd.
Linthicum, MD 21090

Funeral Services- Wednesday 3/27/2019 Wake will be from 10am until 11am and the funeral services will follow at
Moriah Baptist Church 2201 Garrison Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21216

Watch Video Testimony of the FOP Opposition to HB1382-Changes to LEOBR

Members of the Maryland State FOP testify in front of House Judiciary in opposition of HB1382 sponsored by Delegate Luke Clippinger.  The FOP OPPOSES this bill. This legislation would Make significant changes to the LEOBR by requiring the entire unedited audio recording of a hearing board made available to the public.

In addition, it would require the “findings of fact”, sustained charges and disciplinary action be released.

These are employment actions between an employer and employee. They not required to be made public for other public employees.

This bill passed in the House Judiciary Committee 19-1. It passed the House 117-21.

It will now go the the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. Please contact the committee members and urge them to vote “no” for HB1382. Significant changes were made to the LEOBR in 2016 HB1016 and you are opposed to this or any other changes.

Video of testimony


Death Notification: John “Terry” Watnoski

The Lodge to announce the death of John “Terry” Watnoski, father of Officer T.J. Watnoski.  Mr. Watnoski passed away on Sunday, the 17th of March.  We ask that you please keep the Watnoski family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Duda-Ruck Funeral Home 7922 Wise Ave. Baltimore, MD 21222 Wednesday- March 20, 2019 1:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Duda-Ruck Funeral Home 7922 Wise Ave. Baltimore, MD 21222 Thursday- March 21, 2019 11:00 AM

Death Notification: Adrian Hughes

Peacefully on March 13, 2019 ADRIAN HUGHES, IV; beloved husband of 48 years to Deborah A. Hughes, cherished father of Rebecca M. Hughes and her husband, David A. Smith and Adrian Hughes, V and his wife Lindsay; dear brother of Mary Elizabeth Becker and her late husband Paul; adoring grandfather of Caroline, Natalie and soon to be granddaughter #3. Also survived by Josephine and Russell.

The family will receive friends in the LEMMON FUNERAL HOME OF DULANEY VALLEY INC., 10 W. Padonia Road (at York Road) Timonium, MD 21093 on Sunday, 2-4 & 6-8pm. A Celebration of Adrian’s life will be held in the funeral home on Monday, March 18 at 11am. Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions are encouraged in Adrian’s name to the Smithsonian Institution, please visit

Obituary of Adrian Hughes, IV


Death Notification: B. Lorraine Horton

The Lodge regrets to announce that on March 11, 2019 B. Lorraine Horton Passed away. Mrs. Horton was the mother-in-law of Detective Carla Horton and mother to Carla’s husband Eric.  Please keep Carla and her family in your thoughts and prayers. Arrangements have been made and are as follows:

Viewing:  March 14, 2019 from 6pm to 9pm McComas Funeral Home 50 W Broadway, Bel Air, MD 21014

Funeral: March 15, 2019 at 10 am
Service: McComas Funeral Home, 50 W Broadway, Bel Air, MD 21014

Cemetery: Bel Air Memorial Gardens, 809 Rock Spring Rd, Bel Air, MD 21014

Death Notification : Past FOP Lodge #4 President Bruce Joseph Pfarr

It is with deep sadness to announce the passing of Past FOP Lodge #4, President Bruce Joseph Pfarr, on March 4, 2019. He served the membership as President from April 1974- November 1974. In 1962, Bruce enrolled in the Baltimore County Police Academy and served as an officer and later a detective with the Baltimore County Police Department for 20 years. He was honored to be elected as President of Lodge 4 Fraternal Order of Police in 1974.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Moosehaven Chapel on March 25, 2019 at 1 PM.
Memorials may be directed to Moose Charities, 155 S International Drive, Mooseheart, IL 60539

Watch Video Testimony of the FOP in Opposition of of SB834 and SB843

Members of the Maryland State FOP testify in front of House Judiciary in opposition of SB834 and SB843, sponsored by Senator Jill Carter.  The FOP OPPOSES these bills. This legislation would remove the expungement provision from the LEOBR, make the Baltimore City Civilian Review Board have jurisdiction over any officer, from any agency working in the city and the right to appeal discipline to the Circuit Court if in disagreement with any Chief of Police.

Senator Carter’s testimony begins approximately at the 2:48 mark.  Chairman Zirkin questions a member of her staff about the provisions at approximately the  3:03:30 mark. The city mayor’s, and new police commissioner’s attorney speaks against the bills at approximately the 3:10 mark. FOP testimony begins at approximately the 3:13 mark.

Committee Video

Watch Video Testimony of FOP Lodge #4 in Support of HB 1382

Watch 2nd VP Dave Rose and Maryland State FOP members  testify in front of House Judiciary in support, with amendments HB 1382. The FOP does not support Section (K) (3) which authorizes the official record of a hearing board to be made public upon request.
The testimony begins approximately at the 2:26 mark and the FOP testimony begins at approximately the 3:33 mark.

Committee Video

Death Notification: Gary John Barber

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Gary John Barber who passed away on March 4th 2019. Gary Barber was the loving father to Corporal Greg Barber of the Precinct 9 Traffic Team, Detective Danielle Barber of C.I.B Burglary, and the cousin of Officer Sean Beckman of the Parkville Traffic Team.

Funeral Arrangements:

Friends may gather at Evan’s Funeral Chapel located at 8800 Harford Road in Parkville. Viewing: 1500-1700 hours and 1900-2100 hours on 03/06/2019

A funeral service will also be held on 03/06/2019 at 2000 hours. All are welcome to attend.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Gary Barber’s name to the Officer Down Memorial Page. Please keep the Barber family in your prayers during this difficult time.

Death Notification: Mary Carol Leimbach

With sadness, the Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Mary Carol Leimbach, mother of Detective Steve Leimbach #3672 on Sunday, March 3, 2019.   Mrs. Leimbach was 83 years old and will be cremated.  A Memorial Service will be planned in the spring.  Please keep the Leimbach family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Death Notification: William L. Denny

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of William L. Denny, age 95, of Bel Air, Maryland who passed away on March 1, 2019.
William L. Denny was the grandfather of Officer Matthew Denny #4338 (assigned to Aviation) and his wife Jen Denny #4715 (assigned to Parkville Precinct 8).

A viewing will be held Thursday, March 07, 2019, 12:00PM – 1:00PM and will be followed by a service at 1:00PM: McComas Funeral Home

1317 Cokesbury Road Abingdon, Maryland 21009

Death Notification: Margie Wilhelm

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Margie Wilhelm, stepmother of Cpl. Pat Wilhelm of the Traffic Management Unit, on 2/28/2019.

Arrangements are as follows:
Viewing, Monday 3/4/19 from 1500-1700 and 1900-2100 Schimunek Funeral Home, 610 W. MacPhail Rd., Belair

Funeral is Tuesday 3/5 at 1100 hours Zion United Church of Christ, 8701 Cottington Rd, White Marsh.

Burial will be a private function.

Our thoughts and condolences go out to Cpl. Wilhelm and his family.

Death Notification: John Edward Zech, Jr.

On February 27, 2019, John Edward Zech, Jr. passed away. He was the beloved husband of the late Shirley T. Zech (nee Schultz); devoted father of Joseph Folio, Jr. and his wife Rose, Karen Miller and her husband Gary, and James Folio; loving grandfather of Blake, Greg, Joe, Gina, and Laura; cherished great-grandfather of Emma, Julian, Harper, Maia, Noah, Eric, Ella, and Trey. John is predeceased by 1 sister. Relatives and friends are invited to visit at Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc. 9705 Belair Rd., Nottingham, MD 21236, on Friday, March 1, 2019, from 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, at 10am, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery (Dundalk, MD). Condolences may be left for the family at