Death Notification: Lorraine C. Tracey

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Lorraine C. Tracey, the grandmother of Police Officer First Class Jennifer Ruby of the Operations Bureau. On 2/20/17 there will be a private service to be held at Hollinger Funeral Home Mountain Holly Springs Pennsylvania. The Internment will be at St. John’s Cemetery in Ellicott City Maryland.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Jennifer Ruby and her family during this difficult time.

Death Notification: Theresa Joan Ward

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Theresa Joan Ward, mother of Retired Colonel Kim Ward, on February 13, 2017.  The family will receive friends at the Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc. (9705 Belair Road Nottingham, MD 21236) on Thursday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Interment will take place at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be directed to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness-Maryland) 10630 Little Patuxent Parkway Suite 475 Columbia, MD 21044 or Our Daily Bread, 320 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD  21201.


Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family during this difficult time.

Death Notification: Joan M. Pfouts

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Joan M. Pfouts, Mother of our Member Donald B. Pfouts on February 12, 2017.
Friends may call at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 York Road (Beltway exit 26) Friday, Feb. 17th. from 2-4 & 6-8PM. Funeral service Saturday Feb. 18th. at 10:30 Am in the funeral home chapel. Interment Moreland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in her memory to Defenders of Animal Rights, 14412 Old York Road, Phoenix, MD. 21131


Death Notification: Michael A. Cortes

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Mr. Michael A. Cortes, father of Captain Michael A. Cortes III.

Viewing Monday February 13 th 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. @ Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Home 603 Wantagh Ave. Wantagh, New York 11793.

Funeral Tuesday February 14 th @ 10:00 a.m. Location will be St. Frances de Chantal Church 1309 Wantagh Ave. Wantagh, New York 11793

Internment following the church @ Pinelawn Memorial Park 2030 Wellwood Ave. Farmingdale, New York 11735

The family will receive family and friends for lunch after the internment at the Wantagh Inn 3264 Railroad Ave. Wantagh, New York 11793

Death Notification: Melvin Jerome Fowler Sr

Death Notification: Detective Sergeant Joseph E. Stricker.

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Retired Detective Sergeant Joseph E. Stricker.  Det. Sgt. Stricker retired in 1988 and was last assigned to the C.I.D. / Burglary Unit.

Det. Sgt. Stricker is the father of Retired Officer J. Edward Stricker III, last assigned to Pc3, and Cpl. Michael Stricker, currently assigned to the K-9 Unit.
Viewings will take place at the Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel located at 412 Washington Rd., Westminster, MD. 21157 on Thursday & Friday from 3pm-5pm & 7pm-9pm on both days.
Funeral Services will take place on Saturday at 11 a.m. also at the Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel
An Internment will follow at the Lake View Memorial Park in Sykesville.

Death Notification: Roosevelt Smith

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Roosevelt Smith, brother of Officer Aundre Smith #4278.  Roosevelt Smith passed away suddenly on 02/02/17 at his home in Atlanta, Georgia.

Funeral services to be held on Saturday, February 11th at:

Raleigh Rucker Funeral Home 2199 Candler Rd Decatur, GA 30332 (404) 288-7015

Death Notification: Donna Duckworth

The lodge regrets to announce the death of Donna Duckworth, wife of Retired Bother Milton Duckworth on January 28, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. The viewing for Donna Duckworth will be February 3, 2017, 4-6 PM, at Allen Funeral Home,107 West Main at Railroad St., Millville, PA. The funeral services will be February 4, 2017 at 11AM.
Allen Funeral Home:


Death Notification: John Knotts

The lodge regrets to announce the death of John Knotts, father of Officer Renee Knotts.  Please remember Renee and her family in your prayers.  Funeral information is listed below.

John Wayne Knotts, 66, of Kitzmiller died on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at his home. Born on July 7, 1950, in Shaw, WV, he was the son of the late Kenneth Glenn and Nora Isabellia (Dawson) Knotts. He had worked as a film developer prior to his retirement and had enjoyed hunting and fishing in his earlier years. He is survived by a daughter, Renee L. Knotts; a brother, Bill Green; two sisters, Marion Porter and Mary Margaret Sullivan; two aunts, Vivian Dawson and Wanitta Waybright; and a numer of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Teresa L. Knotts. A funeral service will be held at the C & S FREDLOCK FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 710 Church St., Kitzmiller on Friday, January 27th at 2 pm with Pastor Lee Robertson officiating. Friends will be received for one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Swanton.

Death Notification: Jacquelyn Daniel

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Jacquelyn Daniel, mother of Officer Aundre Smith #4278.
Ms. Jacquelyn Daniel passed January 23, 2017. Home going celebration will be Saturday January 28, 2017 at 11 am in our Harper Hines Sr. Chapel Interment Monte Vista Cemetery. Viewing Friday from 2-7 pm.

Flowers/cards may be sent to:
Hines Home of Funerals, Inc.
595 W Lake Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Fallen Hero Anniversary: Sgt. Mark Parry

This is a reminder of the anniversary date of the line-of-duty death of Sgt. Mark Parry on 1/21/2017.  Sgt. Mark Parry was killed on 1/21/2002 in the line of duty as a result of a vehicle crash involving a drunk driver.

On December 27, 2001 Sergeant Mark Parry was on patrol in Towson when a drunk driver struck his unmarked police vehicle. The driver fled the scene and was arrested a short distance away. Sergeant Parry died on January 21, 2002 from injuries he sustained in that motor vehicle accident.

Under Departmental regulations Memorial Ribbon Bars may be worn on the uniform, above all other ribbons above the badge, or mourning bands may be worn on the badge on the anniversary dates of Baltimore County Police Officers killed in the line-of-duty.

Members are encouraged to honor and remember Sgt. Parry by wearing their Memorial Ribbon Bars or mourning bands on 1/21/2017.

Death Notification: Jocelyn Johns

Pc2 regrets to announce the death of Jocelyn Johns, mother of Corporal Tony Johns of the Woodlawn Precinct.

A viewing will be held on Friday January 20, 2017 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Eline Funeral Home located at 11824 Reisterstown Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136. 

Mass and Christian Burial to be held on Saturday January 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Glyndon, MD.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Kim Kelly Burden Foundation at 12139 Landings Boulevard, Berlin, MD 21811

Death Notification: Shirley Boone

The lodge regrets to announce the death of Shirley Boone, the mother of Officer Keith Boone, of the Wilkens Precinct’s Community Outreach Team passed who passed unexpectedly on Friday, December the 30th. Her funeral arrangements are as follows:

A viewing is scheduled for Thursday, January the 5th, from 400 pm to 800 pm at the Howell Funeral Home, located at 10220 Guilford Rd, Jessup, Maryland (20794). Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, January the 6th. A wake/family hour is scheduled for 1000 am, which will be followed by a Home Going service scheduled for 1030 am. Funeral services will take place at the St Mark United Methodist Church, which is located at 1440 Dorsey Rd., Hanover, Maryland (21076).

Keith’s family would like to thank everyone for their love, prayers and support during this trying time.