Investigative Analyst/Opioid Crisis/Baltimore:

If you know of anyone who may be interested in applying for an Investigative Analyst position in the Baltimore office, please pass the following OPM vacancy announcement to them at the link below.  The announcement is open to all U. S. citizens and specifically for non-status individuals, which means applicants do not have to be federal employees to apply.  The announcement closes upon receipt of the 50th application or on the closing date of 7/19/19, whichever occurs first.

Investigative Analyst/Opioid Crisis/Baltimore:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/539715100

C.O.P.S. Lucky Ladder Drop

Try your luck in this 50/50 fundraiser for C.O.P.S. Only 500 numbered golf balls are up for grabs at $10 each, or 5 balls for $45. At the C.O.P.S. National Golf Tournament, all purchased balls will be dropped from the top of Mid-County’s fire truck ladder onto the putting green. 50% of the proceeds go to cash and prizes! 50% goes to help Concerns of Police Survivors continue its mission!

Date of event: August 4, 2019
Location: Old Kinderhook Golf Club
Time: Ball Drop at 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $10 = One Ball or Five Balls = $45

50/50 PRIZE PACKAGE
1st Place Receives up to $2000
2nd Place Receives up to $500
3rd Place Receives up to $200

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN.

Death Notification: Theresa Winterstien

The Association of Baltimore County Retired Police regrets to inform you of the passing of , Theresa Irene Winterstien, mother of retired member John Winterstein and grandmother of active member Matt Lehto, on July 11, 2019.

The family will receive friends at the Lemmon Funeral Home of Dulaney Valley, Inc., 10 W. Padonia Road (at York Road) Timonium, Maryland 21093 on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, 101 Church Lane, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030 on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 10:00 am.

Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.

Death Notification: Mary Bernadette “Bunny” Klos Wiseman

The Lodge regrets to inform you of the passing of Member Dave Wiseman’s mother, Mary Bernadette “Bunny” Klos Wiseman on July 11th, 2019.
Bunny is survived by her loving husband Lawrence W. “Larry” Wiseman; sons, Steve (Theresa) and David (Karen) Wiseman; grandchildren, Rebeca, Marissa, Sarah, Allison, Aubrey, Celeste, Luke and Micaela; great-grandchildren, Noah and Penelope; brother, Larry Klos (Christine Hurley) and many nieces and nephews.
Please omit flowers; contributions may be made in Bunny’s memory to St. Ignatius Church, 533 East Jarrettsville Road, Forest Hill, MD 21050.
Arrangements are as follows:

University Police officer II

The University of Baltimore is recruiting for a police officers.  Please share our attached vacancy announcement.  It can also be viewed at University Police Officer II (Multiple Vacancies) – University of Baltimore.

Last month, we posted and filled a Police Officer vacancy.  Now, we have additional vacancies to fill, and we appreciate your help with our efforts to do that.

Thank You,

Patrice Mason

Recruitment Leader, Human Resources, University of Baltimore

pmason@ubalt.edu

410.837.5498

Current Vacancies at UB

Death Notification: Matthew Summerlin, Jr

The regrets to announce the passing of Retired Baltimore County Police Officer Matthew Summerlin, Jr. on June 30, 2019.  Mr. Summerlin was assigned to Precinct 2 at the time of his retirement. He was the father of Officer Matthew Summerlin, 3rd of Precinct 2.  His remains will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date, to be announced.

Baltimore County Police Hiring For August 2019 Lateral Class

Integrity, Fairness, and Service are the values followed by over 1,800 Baltimore County police officers. Are you up to the challenge of being a part of one of the most professional law enforcement agencies in the country?

If you are a current or recently retired police officer, you can apply with the Baltimore County Police Department. We are now hiring lateral police officers.  Our officers enjoy competitive benefits, 25-year retirement, and significant career advancement opportunities. To learn more about our Lateral Entry Police Officer requirements and to apply, go online here.

The Baltimore County Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.

Death Notification: Gregory Dennis Redmer Jr

The lodge regrets to announce the death of Gregory Dennis Redmer Jr., on June 26, 2019.

Relatives and friends will gather at Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc., 9705 Belair Rd., Nottingham MD 21236, on Sunday, June 30, 2019, and Monday July 1, 2019, 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. and where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at 12:00 Noon.

Obituary

Death Notification: Leo Edward French

On June 17, 2019; Leo E. French “Lee”; 77 of Baltimore, Maryland; beloved husband of Rosalie A. French “Rose”; devoted father of Renee Walters and her husband Geoff and Linda French; loving grandfather of Valerie & Jessica Walters; dear brother of Laura Jean Meyer, Adeline Ford and predeceased by 8 brothers and sisters.

Family and friends will honor and celebrate Lee’s life at the Evans Life Celebration Home-Parkville, 8800 Harford Rd. on Thursday from 3-5 pm & 7-9 pm where a prayer service will be celebrated on Friday at 12:00 pm. Interment; Gardens of Faith Cemetery. Memory tributes may be sent to the family at www.evansfuneralchapel.com

Leo served the department for 21 years. Most of that time was in the Parkville precinct.
Obituary

 

Supreme Court won’t review Baltimore County back pay ruling

An appellate opinion finding Baltimore County owes more than a decade of back pay to some of its employees will stand after the Supreme Court declined to review the case Monday.

The county has been in litigation with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for years over the higher contribution rates for employees 40 and older.

The county changed its policy in 2007 and employees hired after the change paid the same rate regardless of age. The parties and unions involved agreed to a plan that gradually equalized contribution rates for those on the old plan, but the EEOC pursued damages for the employees affected.

A U.S. District judge denied the request, but on appeal the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held the Age Discrimination in Employment Act requires back pay. The county petitioned for review in the Supreme Court and was denied.

The case will be remanded to the trial court for a determination on the amount of back pay owed. The county has not made any recent estimates about the potential cost but claimed in its petition to the Supreme Court that the 4th Circuit’s decision failed to “recognize the havoc it will cause to the County’s pension plan administrators.”

The county estimates 12,000 beneficiaries are affected by the decision.

County spokesman T.J. Smith said Monday that the county will continue to defend the interests of taxpayers but pointed to the time and expense that complying with the court’s decision will require.

“Moving forward, it will, undoubtedly, take longer and will use a considerable amount of money and personnel to determine the damages,” he said.

The EEOC declined to comment Monday.

The EEOC first issued notices of charges of age discrimination in 1999 and 2000 but did not pursue the case until 2006, when it issued a letter determining discrimination occurred and filed suit the following year. On appeal, the agency agreed the delay was not reasonable and said it would not pursue damages for the years between the initial notice and letter of determination.

4th Circuit

The county argued in its petition to the Supreme Court that the 4th Circuit’s ruling was in conflict with precedent over monetary relief in pension cases and its conclusion had not been reached by any other federal court.

The EEOC replied that there was no conflict because no court has ruled, as the county argued, that back pay awards under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act are discretionary.

In its published opinion, the 4th Circuit panel determined back pay was mandatory under the ADEA because the law incorporated the remedy provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

“Because Congress adopted the enforcement procedures and remedies of the FLSA into the ADEA, we construe the ADEA consistent with the cited statutory language in and judicial interpretations of the FLSA,” the three-judge panel concluded. “Back pay is, and was at the time Congress passed the ADEA, a mandatory legal remedy under the FLSA.”

The case is Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Baltimore County et al., No. 18-781.

Death Notification: Jerry Landsman, Sr.

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of retired Baltimore Police Lieutenant Jerry Landsman, Sr. father of retired Lieutenant Richard Landsman (Precinct 3) and grandfather-in-law of Officer Brian M. Voight (Crash Team), brother of Lieutenant Jay Landsman, Sr. (Forensic Services), uncle of Major Jay Landsman, Jr. (SOD), Officer Janet Landsman (MCT), Officer Nicolas Landsman (Precinct 4) and great uncle of Officer Ashley Scott (MCT).  Lt Jerry Landsman passed away on June 7, 2019.

Viewing and Funeral arrangements are as follow:  
The family will receive friends on: Monday, June 10, from 4-8 pm ECKHARDT FUNERAL CHAPEL, P.A.  11605 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117.
There there will also be a brief visitation from 10-11 am on Tuesday, June 11th, with a funeral service to begin at 11 am.
 
Interment to follow in Saint Mary’s Cemetery, 1441 E. Mayberry Road, Westminster, MD 21158.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157.
Please keep the Landsman family in your thoughts and prayers

Death Notification: Pamela Sue Sherfey

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Pamela Sue Sherfey, mother of Officer Jason Sherfey of Precinct 6.  Mrs. Sherfey passed away on June 7th.
Viewing and Funeral arrangements are as follows:
Viewing: Tuesday June 11th, 2019   2-4pm and 6-8pm Haight Funeral Home 6416 Sykesville Road Sykesville, MD 21784
Funeral: Wednesday June 12th  10:00 a.m. Haight Funeral Home 6416 Sykesville Road Sykesville, MD 21784

Please keep Officer Sherfey and his family in your thoughts and prayers

Death Notification: Samuel Arthur Hicks

The Lodge regrets to announce the sudden passing of Samuel Arthur Hicks, father of Kim Hicks-Wright (YCSS), father-in-law of Robert Wright (Intel) and grandfather of Philip Wright (PC06). Mr. Hicks transitioned this life on June 3, 2019. He was retired from the Baltimore City Fire Department.

There will be a private memorial service for the family. Please keep the Police and Fire families in your thoughts and prayers.

Cards of condolences may be sent to: Officer Kim Hicks-Wright 4315 Jordan Way Perry Hall, MD 21128

Death Notification: William T. Sessoms

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of William T. Sessoms, father of Officer Twain Scott of Precinct 9.  Mr. Sessoms passed away on May 24, 2019 after a lengthy illness.

Viewing and Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Viewing: Monday, June 3, 2019  3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Calvin B. Scruggs Funeral Home 1412 E. Preston Street                    Baltimore, MD 21213

Funeral: Tuesday, June 4, 2019  11:00 a.m. Mount Pleasant Ministries 6000 Radecke Ave Baltimore, MD 21206

Please keep Officer Scott and his family in your thoughts and prayers

Death Notification: Nancy L. Page

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Nancy L. Page on May 27th at 74 years of age. She was the mother/mother in-law to Woodlawn’s Sergeant William (Todd) Page #3814 and Detective Amy Page #3612, as well as Cockeysville’s Officer Gregory Page #4327.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Nancy’s memory to: National Stroke Association; 9707 East Easter Lane Suite B, Centennial, CO 80112.

There will be a viewing from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019 at Mason Dixon Baptist Church, 713 Campbell Road, New Freedom, PA 17349 with Pastor Terry Felton officiating. Burial will be in Clynmalira Cemetery, Old York Road, Phoenix, MD 21131. Hartenstein Funeral & Cremation Care, Inc., 24 N. Second St., New Freedom, PA is assisting the family.