Interment and a graveside service will be held:
Interment and a graveside service will be held:
The Lodge regrets to announce the line of duty death of Ivan Flanscha, step-son of retired Sergeant Floyd Luckow on March 22, 2018. He and his fellow fire fighter, Zachary Anthony were killed while fighting a fire in York Pa.
At this time there are no arrangements.
My name is Lee Lachman, I’m a retired Deputy Chief of Police and now a Group Supervisor for Facilities Security at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. We are adding a new position to our Department and would like to advertise it to local active and retired police officers. We are taking over the responsibility for providing protective/driving services for the APL Director and pairing that with a need for an investigator and training coordinator for the Security Force. It’s a pretty unique opportunity. I’m including a link for the job posting and the online application process. Anyone interested who has questions is free to call me at 240-592-0973. Any assistance you can offer with posting this or emailing it to your email group would be greatly appreciated.
Lee C. Lachman
Group Supervisor for Facilities Security
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, Maryland 20723
Please contact your local Delegate or Senator and let them know you are with the Baltimore County FOP Lodge #4 and you want them to support SB122, the Comprehensive Crime Bill of 2018. This bill raises the minimum sentences for a crime of violence and provides grants to local law enforcement agencies to investigate similar offenses. This bill is sponsored by Senator Zirkin and has the support of Governor Hogan. You can contact you representative by clicking here and you can create a message that will be sent to them directly.
The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Jennifer Katherine Troyer-Smith, sister of Officer Sarah Troyer.
Viewing: Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 1700-1900 hours Hartenstein Funeral Home 24 North Second Street New Freedom, PA 17349
Service: Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 1100 am Mt. Zion United Methodist Cemetery 20901 Mt. Zion Road Freeland, MD, 2105
Internment will be with the service at the above address.
The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Geneva L. Horton, grandmother of OFC Larry Horton of the Crash Team and former OFC Matt Horton of the Violent Crimes Unit.
Friends may call on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 2 PM to 7 PM at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home at 7922 Wise Avenue. Dundalk, MD 21222. A funeral service will be held on March 8, 2018 at 10 AM at Duda-Ruck.
Please keep the Horton family in your thoughts.
The Lodge regrets to inform you of the passing of Retired Officer Charles W. Tenney, 86, on February 25, 2018.
Charles was born in Morgantown, West Virginia in1931. Charles was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps after serving overseas in Korea. Tenney later joined the Police Department on October 9, 1961 where he served until his retirement in March of 1983, with over 22 years of service. Not long after his retirement, he and his wife moved back to Terra Alta, West Virginia to enjoy the peacefulness of the mountain air and the small town he grew up in. The Lodge sends its deepest sympathies to the family of Charles Walter Tenney.
NFI at this time
The lodge regrets to announce the passing of John L. Rudacille, Jr., father of Officer Scott Rudacille #4843.
Funeral arrangements are as follows:
Monday, March 5, 2018 from 5-6 pm at John W. Keffer Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc. located at 902 Mt. Rose Avenue York, PA 17403
Memorial Service: 6:00 pm, immediately following the visitation
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 924 N. Colonial Avenue York, PA 17403
Law enforcement officers across the country have faced intense public scrutiny about officer conduct and the use of force by officers on the citizens they serve. National and local events have gained widespread attention on both traditional and social media creating a perception that police misconduct is a common occurrence and is often ignored or denied by those in the law enforcement profession. Over the past five years, the Baltimore County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #4 has gathered information from statistics readily available to the public that dispel that perception yet garner little or no attention. As you can see from the statistics below, the members of the Baltimore County Police Department are professional and provide a great service to the citizens of Baltimore County.
|Year||County Population||Calls for Service||Assaults on Officers||Arrests||Uses of Force||Citizen Complaints|
The county population has steadily grown since 2013. Demographics available on the county website showed that in 2010 the population was 64% white, 26% African American, 4% Hispanic, 6% other.
Calls for Service
The number of calls for service shown includes all calls to 911, non-emergency calls and traffic stops. This does not take into account the numerous undocumented interactions with citizens that officers have every day.
Calls for service for 2013 – 2017 was 3,052,077. The 5-year time period shows a steady increase. The average number of calls for service was 610,415.
In Baltimore County between 2013 and 2017 there were a total of 128,740 arrests made. That equates to an average of 25,748 arrests per year in a county where the population has grown to 831,000. The number of arrests has consistently trended downward since 2013 (15.7%) while the population has steadily grown. In 2013 Baltimore County officers arrested someone on every 20.75 call for service. In 2017 officers arrested someone on every 30.0 calls for service.
Uses of Force by Officers
In the Baltimore County Police Department, a “use of force” report must be completed when an officer uses any execution of a physical act to control a person, overcome resistance, and/or defend oneself or another. The force may entail the use of body parts, issued departmental equipment, or an instrument of necessity.
In the five years indicated above, Baltimore County officers used force (excluding firearms) a total of 1,383 times. From 2013-2017 there has been a 34% decrease in uses of force by officers. Additionally, the statistics show that force was only used in 00.0453% of all calls for service and 1.07% in all arrests.
Internal Affairs statistics show that officers were involved in combat shootings 30 times during the same time period averaging about 6 per year. This equates to the use of a firearm in 00.00098% of all calls for service and in 00.023% of all arrests.
Assaults on Officers
During the 5-year time period officers reported being assaulted 3,201 times averaging 640.2 assaults per year. (There has been 1 line of duty death) While assaults on officers have been trending downward (16%), the numbers show that officers in Baltimore County are 2.3 times more likely to be assaulted by a citizen than use force against a citizen. (Note: Use of force by officers is down 34% during the same time period)
According to the Internal Affairs Section in the Baltimore County Police Department there were 421 complaints from citizens about officer misconduct, including uses of force. That equates to an average of 84 per year and has also been steadily trending downward (58%). Over the entire time period there was an average of 1 citizen complaint for every 7,249 calls for service. The best year was 2017 with 1 citizen complaint for every 13,646 calls for service.
An Administrative complaint is defined as a complaint filed by members internally within the police department. According to the Internal Affairs Section in the Baltimore County Police Department there were 427 complaints initiated from within the department from 2013-2017. That equates to an average of 85 per year and 50% of all Internal Affairs investigations. There were actually 6 more complaints generated from within the police department than from citizens
There is a very select group of citizens in a part of Maryland that has a mistrust of their police department and that is unfortunate. That is certainly not the case in Baltimore County. We enjoy an excellent working relationship with the community we serve.
The Lodge regrets to inform you of the passing of Wayne E. Henninger on February 23, 2018.
Wayne joined the Department on May 10, 1965. He was an outdoors man who loved to hunt, fish and crab. He loved nature and all that it had to offer. When Henninger retired on February 1, 1983, the song “Africa” by Toto was the #1 song in the U.S. This song tells the story of a man who visits a country he is enamored by but is conflicted with the choice of leaving to be with someone he loves… While Henninger didn’t literally have to choose between the two, the song is relatable because it represents the same appreciation and love Henninger has for nature and his beloved wife Patricia.
PBA members will note a $4.00 deduction for the benefits of Wayne E. Henninger.
The lodge regrets to announce the death of Samuel G. Bates Jr. on February 18, 2018.
The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Robert Storke, fatehr of retired Lieutenant Nancy Storke, on February 18, 2018.
Visitation is at McComas Funeral Home, P.A. (Abingdon) 1317 Cokesbury Road Abingdon, MD 21009 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Mass of Christian Burial is at St. Ignatius Catholic Church 533 E. Jarrettsville Road Forest Hill, MD 20150
In the Historic Church at 10:00am
The Lodge regretfully announce the passing of Eleanor Doran Cooper on 02/18/18. Eleanor Cooper is the mother of Officer Kevin Cooper of the Woodlawn Precinct Traffic Unit, grandmother of Officer Erik Askew of the Woodlawn Precinct and mother-in-law to Lieutenant George Askew of the Cockeysville Precinct. Memorial services will be private. Please keep our officers and their family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
On February 16, 2018, Lillian Ansel, grandmother to Lieutenant Keith Fruhling and Lieutenant Michael Fruhling passed away.
Relatives and friends will gather at Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc., 9705 Belair Rd., Nottingham MD 21236, on Friday, February 23, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 12 Noon, with a funeral service at 12 Noon. Interment St. Joseph Church Cemetery.
Our thoughts are with the Fruhling/Ansel family during this difficult time.