Death Notification: Thelma Virginia Kujawa

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Thelma Virginia Kujawa on December 21, 2018.  She is the mother of of Retired member Frank Kujawa, III and wife of Retired member Frank Kujawa Sr.
No service or internment.
Known for her love of animals, you may kindly donate to the Harford County Humane Society.



Death Notification: Paul S. Warehime

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Paul S. Warehime.  Mr. Warehime passed away on 12/28/2018 and was the loving father of Officer Thomas Warehime #4791 of the Wilkens Precinct and Sergeant Vickie Warehime #3650 of the Employment Section.

The family will receive visitors at Singleton Funeral & Cremation Services, P.A.,  1  2nd Ave, S.W. (at Crain Hwy), in Glen Burnie, on Thursday, Jan. 3rd, from 3-5 & 7-9 PM.  A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, 10 AM, at Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church.  Interment MD Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville.

For further information please visit

Please keep the Warehime Family in your thoughts during this difficult time.




Job description 

The Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services is hiring mature adults for Tobacco Compliance Specialist (TCS) positions. TCSs conduct compliance checks with youth under the age of 18 at licensed tobacco retailers. TCSs may on occasion conduct education visits at retail locations. TCS positions work two 4 ½ hour evenings per week and must be available one day each month for possible hearings. Saturday morning shifts may be available also.

TCSs are responsible for overseeing the youth, observing the transaction, issuing citations, and conducting retailer education on youth access to tobacco. They must be available one day each month to testify at an Administrative hearing for citations issued.

  • Positions are classified as Special Payroll, non-merit.
  • Compensation for retirees of the Baltimore County Police Department is $25.00/ hour
  • Must pass a background check and Child Protective Services check
  • Must have an excellent driving record

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to effectively communicate with tobacco retailers, giving clear direction about paying fines or presenting their case at a hearing
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to effectively educate the tobacco retailer on youth access laws, such as examining the identification of a tobacco purchaser
  • Ability to lead the youth on the inspection team, giving guidance and direction when conducting compliance checks
  • Ability to de-escalate confrontational individuals
  • Experience working with youth
  • Ability to clearly write citations and correction notices
  • Ability to testify at hearings



Interested applicants should contact:

Victoria Keller at 410-887-3828 or

High Capacity Magazine Restrictions in New Jersey (Updated 12/19/19)*

The state of New Jersey recently enacted a law which prohibits high capacity magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds.  The law does not exclude active and retired law enforcement officers residing outside of New Jersey who are traveling to or through the state.  A copy of the law may be found at:  

The New Jersey State Police has provided the following guidance in reference to the law changes:

Active duty law enforcement traveling to New Jersey for work related reasons are authorized to carry their duty weapon, ammunition, and magazines, per the departmental guidelines for their department.

Active duty law enforcement traveling to New Jersey for non-work related reasons and carrying under Federal Law HR218 must carry 10 round magazines in their firearm while in the state of New Jersey.  

Active duty law enforcement traveling through New Jersey for non-work related reasons and carrying under Federal Law HR218 may place magazines exceeding 10 rounds in a locked case in the trunk of their vehicle for transport through the state of New Jersey.

Retired law enforcement traveling to New Jersey and carrying under Federal Law HR218 must carry 10 round magazines in their firearm while in the state of New Jersey.  Additionally, they must carry ball ammunition and are prohibited from carrying hollow point ammunition.

Members must be aware of and abide by these provisions to avoid potential legal implications while traveling to or though New Jersey.

Please note, there are currently several bills being put forward to address round capacity and law enforcement exceptions.  Updated information will be provided to members, should the above information change.

On December 19, 2018, New Jersey Governor Philip D. Murphy  signed a bill which revises the state’s new 10-round magazine limit as it applies to active duty law enforcement.

The revised bill introduces the following provisions for active duty law enforcement:

While off-duty, active duty law enforcement traveling to or through New Jersey may carry high capacity magazines capable of holding not more than 17 rounds.  If the high capacity magazine is used with a service firearm issued to the officer by the officer’s employer for use in the officer’s official duties, the magazine may hold more than 17 rounds.

Please note that the revised bill does not contain changes related to retired law enforcement.  Retired law enforcement traveling to New Jersey and carrying under Federal Law HR218 must carry 10 round magazines and are prohibited from carrying hollow point ammunition.

Death Notification: Geneva A. Kirby

On December 19th, 2018; Geneva A. Kirby; 89 of Sparrows Point; beloved wife of the late Sylvanus Kirby; loving mother of Larry Kirby, Linda Swiger and Sandra Peterson; devoted Grandmother of Nicholas, Kimberly, Beverly, Barbara, Bonnie and Timothy; beloved sister of Roosevelt Blackwell; cherished Great-grandmother of 9 and 2 Great-Great Grandchildren.


Death Notification: Keith Ian Collins

Keith Ian Collins, 42, of Hampstead, passed away suddenly on Wednesday December 19, 2018. Born August 21, 1976, he was the son of Donald and Linda (Plank) Collins of Hampstead.
He was a graduate of North Carroll High School and was a heavy equipment operator.
Surviving in addition to his parents is a daughter, Elisa Collins and a son, Nason Collins, both of Hanover, PA and grandmother Peggy Plank of Chesapeake, VA.; and Dolores Coburn and the Coburn family.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 26, 2018, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Eline Funeral Home, 934 S. Main Street, Hampstead, where services will be held on Thursday, December 27, 2018, 11:00 a.m.. Interment will be in Hampstead Cemetery on Friday December 28, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
The family requests “family flowers” only. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the American Diabetes Association, 2002 Clipper Park Road, Suite 110, Baltimore, MD 21211.

Online condolences may be made at

Death Notification: Richard “Rick” Morris

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Richard “Rick” Morris, 67,  on Friday, December 14, 2018.

Rick dedicated and committed his life to helping others. He spent over 20 years working as a police officer with Baltimore County. After that, he went on to spend another 20 plus years working for Harford County Department of Human Services as a Child Support Enforcement Officer. During his time away from work, Rick was highly active in civil war reenactments, loved to ride his motorcycle, take road trips, and fish.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Sherri and Duke Warner and their daughter Kelsi who reside in Wyoming; brother David Morris; and his girlfriend Sharon Ellwood.
Services will be scheduled at a later date in the new year.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Richard “Rick” L. Morris please visit our Sympathy Store.

Congratulation to 38 New Baltimore County Officers and FOP #4 Members!

Thirty-eight members of the 149th Recruit Class took the oath of office at 7:30 p.m. on December 19, 2018 The event took place at Notre Dame Preparatory School, 815 Hampton Lane, Towson 21286.

Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski, Jr. and Baltimore County Police Chief Terrence B. Sheridan joined family and friends as well as County dignitaries at the event. Chief Sheridan, presented the diplomas. The Honorable Julie Ensor, Clerk of the Court administered the oath of office. Rabbi Norman Lowenthal, Departmental Chaplain, offered the invocation and benediction.

The recruits trained for 27 weeks and will spend the next two years in the field as they now apply the skills learned in the classroom.

The following is a list of the recruits and their assignments.

Precinct 1/Wilkens

Officer Robert S. Agudelo
Officer Ian A. Arciaga
Officer Donald L. Cargile III
Officer Adam M. Ciepiela
Officer Jamal M. Joyner
Officer Nicole J. Madden
Officer Sean P. Paulsen
Officer Lucas T. Redman

Precinct 2/Woodlawn

Officer Jordan W. Babischkin
Officer Justin A. Griffin
Officer Michael E. Leatherman
Officer Josie A. Rein
Officer Courtney E. Torbeck

Precinct 3/Franklin

Officer Roxy C. Burkins

Precinct 4/Pikesville

Officer Janelle V. Daniel
Officer Christian A. Maisel
Officer Brian T. Schmidt

Precinct 6/Towson

Officer Scott D. Doetsch
Officer Cody J. Klapka
Officer Nicholas R. Mabry
Officer Brian P. Petrozzino
Officer Levi N. Rentzel
Officer Brandon R. Zick

Precinct 9/White Marsh

Officer Andrew M. Dove
Officer Michael S. Mackert
Officer Joshua E. Oburn

Precinct 11/Essex

Officer Nicholas E. Greco
Officer Garrett M. Karr
Officer Allison M. Kraus
Officer Timothy M. Milich
Officer Emmanuel Nazario
Officer Tyler R. Nicholson
Officer Searra A. Reynolds
Officer Derek J. Sennett

Precinct 12/Dundalk

Officer Jon T. Honeycutt
Officer Daniel J. Purdie
Officer Ryan H. Wills
Officer Angela M. Zavala


Death Notification: Sandra K. Skinner

The department regrets to announce the passing of Mrs. Sandra K. Skinner the wife of Retired Captain Richard G. Skinner and mother of Major Gordon R. Skinner of the Eastern Patrol Division.

Lemmon Funeral Home of Dulaney Valley Inc. 10 West Padonia Road, Timonium, MD 21093 Friday, December 21, 2018 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 PM

Funeral Mass:
St. Alphonses Rodriguez Catholic Church 10800 Old Court Road, Woodstock, MD 21163 Saturday, December 22, 2018 11 AM

Interment will follow at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens

Death Notification: Charlene Roussey

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Charlene Roussey, of Catonsville, who passed away on Monday, December 10th, 2018.

Charlene Roussey was the mother of Officer Chris Roussey #5466 (assigned to Aviation) and Dave Roussey #5825 (assigned to Woodlawn Midnights).

Viewings will be held Thursday December 13th, 2018 from 1500-1700 and 1900-2100 at:

Candle Light Funeral Home 1835 Frederick Rd. Catonsville, MD 21228

A Funeral Mass will be held Friday December 14th, 2018 at 1230hrs at St. Agnes Church 5422 Old Frederick Road Baltimore, MD 21229

Employment Opportunity- Piney Branch Golf Club

Piney Branch Golf Club, located at 5301 Trenton Mill Rd in Upperco, MD is looking for retirees interested in assisting the pro shop staff with daily operations. Duties would include: preparing and cleaning golf carts, retrieving clubs from the bag storage room, stocking the driving range and  assisting members/guests as needed.

Flexible scheduling with shifts available Monday-Friday 0700-1300, weekends are also available.

Compensation is $11/hr but includes playing privileges.

Please contact Jeff Zachman 410-374-7114

Death Notification: Betty JoAnn Ciepiela

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Betty JoAnn Ciepiela, age 84, of Sykesville, who passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at the Maryland Masonic Home, in Cockeysville, MD.

Betty Ciepiela was the mother of retired officer, and current police assistant, Paul Ciepiela, and grandmother to Recruit Adam Ciepiela.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 9, 2018, from 2 to 5pm at Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, 6416 Sykesville Road, Sykesville, where a funeral service will be held on Monday at 10am. Interment will follow in Lake View Memorial Park.

Those desiring may make memorial donations to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157.

Please keep them in your thoughts during this difficult time.


University Police Officer II

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) University Police Department has an opening for a University Police Officer II.  Specific duties include:  enforce local, state, and federal laws; patrol academic and residential areas on foot, bicycle, and Segway; provide safety escorts; prepare reports and conduct investigations; traffic enforcement; testify in court and; perform other duties as assigned. The ability to work overtime and shift work is required.

This position requires a High School Diploma or equivalent (some college preferred). Successful completion of a MPTC Minimum Standard Entrance Level Police Course, current police commission as a Maryland police officer and valid Maryland Non-commercial Class C or equivalent driver’s license are required. NOTE:  This position requires a background check. 

Pay Range 12 (starting at $50,000) based on the University System of Maryland Pay Program.  This is a full-time position and includes full university benefits.

Apply by December 31, 2018 at: