Michael J. Manz

The lodge regrets to announce the death of Michael J. Manz, father of Corporal Scott Manz.

A memorial gathering and service will be held at a later date.

Please keep the Manz family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

James Brozik, Jr.

The lodge regrets to announce the death of James, Brozik, Jr., he passed away suddenly on April 6, 2020.

He is the father-in-law of both Sergeant Tim Rutherford #4549 of Precinct 3 and Detective Chris Helphenstine #3971 of the Criminal Intelligence Section and the grandfather of Cadet Andrew Helphenstine #6260 of the Support Operations Division.

Please keep their family in your prayers.

The funeral service will be private and a memorial will be held on a later date.

Isabella M. Cardwell

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Isabella Marie Cardwell, grandmother to Officer Jeffrey Cardwell.

Funeral arrangements are pending at this time.  Please keep the Cardwell family in your thoughts and prayers.


Barbara P. Barbour

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Barbara P. Barbour, mother of Officer Alexander Barbour.

Mrs. Barbour passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 early morning after a lengthy illness.  Funeral arrangements are pending at this time.

Please keep the Barbour family in your thoughts and prayers.

Tya Smith and Charles Smith

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Tya M. Smith and Charles Smith, sister-in-law and grandfather-in-law to Officer Sekou Hinton.

It is with tremendous sadness that CIB announces the passing of Kou’s Sister-in-Law and Grandfather-in-Law. Both Tya M. Smith and Charles Smith passed away within hours of each other on 3/18/2020.

Charles Smith passed away in the morning after a prolonged illness. Tya Smith passed away in the early afternoon after dealing with a recently discovered and serious illness.

Due to the pandemic, a Celebration of Life will be scheduled in the future.

The Hinton family is extremely grateful to their family here in the Department as well as staff at GBMC for their thoughts and prayers as they dealt with these illnesses in private. They are encouraged by their faith and are thankful for being able to be close to their family during the pandemic.

Kou is assigned to the Criminal Investigations Bureau/Persons Crimes Special Victims Unit.

Krystal Wilson

The lodge regrets the passing of Krystal Wilson, daughter of Sergeant Michael Parker.

“On March 14, 2020, my beautiful wife of 9 years, partner for 17, mother to our perfect baby boy Gavin Wilson, daughter of Mike Parker and Karen Curran, step daughter to Wilma Parker and Sean Curran, sister to Brittney Johnson, Danielle Curran, Samantha Herd and Jennifer Painter. Loving granddaughter of Nancy Bachman, Lawrence and Lori Wahmhoff, dear daughter-in-law of Mitch Wilson and Donna Kordaz. You will be missed deeply by all and never forgotten by any. Your son will always be told and reminded of how much his mother loved him, I Love and miss you so much and wish I could hear your voice ever it was to yell at me. You were my best friend and can never be replaced!”

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the family owned and operated MCCULLY-POLYNIAK FUNERAL HOME, P.A. 3204 Mountain Road PASADENA on Friday, March 20, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at which time funeral services will be held. Interment Cedar Hill Cemetery.


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Paul J. Gilland

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Retired Officer Paul J. Gilland.

On March 17, 2020, Paul Jeffrey Gilland , beloved husband of Carol J., (nee Hall) Gilland, devoted step-father of Eric Burleson and wife Donna; loving grandfather of Felicia, Gabrielle, Storm, Chandler, Ana, Matisse, Amaris, Dovie, Ava, Cody and Hawksley; also survived by 11 great-grandchildren; dear brother of Randall Gilland, the late Dennis and Ron Gilland; sister-in-law Annie Gilland.

Funeral and interment services will be private. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Kenneth L. Lynch, Jr.

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Retired Officer Kenneth L. Lynch Jr.

Kenneth Leo Lynch, Jr., “Pappy”, 65, of Hampstead, MD, passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Born on May 10, 1954, in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Kenneth Leo, Sr., and Carmalette Wolfe Lynch. He was the beloved husband of Sandra Marie Myers Lynch.

Kenneth was a retired Baltimore County Police Detective. He also served on the security team at Stevenson University. He was a faithful member of Bethel Assembly of God, Littlestown, PA. He enjoyed yard sales, antiquing, and working at his late brother and sister-in-law’s antique store. He loved spending time serving the church, and sharing all of his audio-visual technical skills; however, his cherished times were with his loved family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are children: Heather Marie Conrad and husband Ed of Manchester, MD, and Kenneth “Tug” L. Lynch, III and wife Jennifer of Manchester, MD, grandchildren: Trenton, Heidi, Holly, Aidan, Landon, Jackson, Gemma, and a brother: John Lynch of Kentucky.

He was predeceased by a brother: Carman Lynch.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 21, at 11 a.m. at New Lutheran Cemetery, Locust Street, Manchester, MD. A huge Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date: contact the family at this email address kenscelebrationoflife@gmail.com

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Church Missions Fund, Bethel Assembly of God, 1125 Frederick Pike, Littlestown, PA 17340.

Arrangements are by ECKHARDT FUNERAL CHAPEL, P.A., Manchester, Maryland.


Clara Punte Engel Brito

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Clara Punte Engel Brito on March 9, 2020, she was 104 years old.

Mother of the late Captain Richard Engel Sr, and grandmother of retired Corporal Richard Engel Jr, and retired Officer Mary Engel Crumbacker and her husband Officer Philip Crumbacker.

Services will be at St. Mark Chapel, 30 Melvin Avenue, Catonsville, MD,  21228 on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 11 am.

Gary L. Gustke

The lodge regrets to announce the death of Retired Officer Gary L. Gustke.

On March 4, 2020 Gary L. Gustke devoted husband of Barbara A. Gustke (nee Gross); beloved father of Michelle Kellner and her husband Ken, “Little” Gary L. Gustke Jr., and Michael Scott Anderson and his wife Lauren; loving “Pop-Pop” of Emma, Samantha and Gary III.

A memorial service is to be announced at a later date.


Gershom C. Byrnes

The lodge regrets to announce the death of Officer Gershom C. Byrnes.

Gershom Christopher Byrnes, 55, of Manchester, MD, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at his residence. Born on October 16, 1964, in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Myril and Christine Chew Byrnes. He was the beloved husband of Catherine Kelly Byrnes.

Gershom worked as a police officer for the Baltimore County Police Department for over 15 years. Before that, he worked with the State of Maryland as a corrections officer and a Home Detention Officer. He was also a marine and proudly served in the United States Marine Corps.  A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, he loved spending time with his family. If you never got to meet him, you missed out on someone great.

Surviving in addition to his wife are children: Courtney Byrnes of Reisterstown, MD, Ani Byrnes of Manchester, MD, and Gabriel Byrnes of Baltimore, MD, stepchildren: Stephen Colbert of Dover, PA, Shannon Colbert of Reisterstown, MD, and Justin Scott of Manchester, MD, a sister: Myra Greene of Baltimore, MD, and grandchildren: Alauna, Kahlil, Kaylee, Ashton, Mason, Ayden, and Ava.

The family will receive visitors on Thursday, March 5, from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm at the ECKHARDT FUNERAL CHAPEL, P.A., 11605 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117, where a funeral service will be held on Friday, March 6, at 11:30 am. Interment to follow in Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery, Owings Mills, MD.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, P.O. Box 414238, Boston, MA 02241-4238.


Roger L. Wissman

The lodge regrets to announce the death of Retired member Roger L. Wissman.

Roger L. Wissman, 79, of Manchester, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster.

Born June 21, 1940 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Charles and Thelma Wolfe Wissman. He was the husband of Joan E. Welden Wissman, his wife of 56 years.

He was a graduate of Milford Mill High School. He served in the Maryland National Guard from 1962 to 1970. He was a career police officer with the Baltimore County Police Department, having served the Woodlawn Precinct 4 for 27 years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 4. He was also a life member of the National Rifle Association and a member of Jefferson Sportsman’s Club in Jefferson, PA. He was a member of Deer Park United Methodist Church in Finksburg.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are his sons and daughters-in-law, Ray and Kathy Wissman of Fairfield, PA and Russell and Norma Wissman of Spring Grove, PA; and step-granddaughter, Brianna Delker.

The family will receive friends Sunday, February 16, 2020, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at ELINE FUNERAL HOME, 934 South Main Street, Hampstead. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 17, 2020 at the funeral home. Interment will be in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101.

Frederick S. Lehman

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Retired Corporal Frederick S. Lehman.

Retired Corporal Frederick S. Lehman passed away on Sunday, February 29, 2020.

He will be cremated and here is the following funeral service:

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Norrisville United Methodist Church

2811 W. Church Lane

White Hall, MD 21161

(410) 692-0604

Gathering:  12:00 – 1:00 pm

Service:      1:00 pm


William Thomas O’Connor

The lodge regrets to announce the death of Retired Sergeant William T. O’Connor.

On February 27, 2020 William “Will” Thomas O’Connor devoted husband of Julia M. O’Connor (nee Gamble); beloved father of Carey Ann Golden and her husband Robert, and Thomas J. O’Connor and his wife Christine; loving “Pop-Pop” of Ryan, Andrew and Mason; dear brother of Nancy O’Connor. Also survived by many loving relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held at the Connelly Funeral Home of Essex, 300 Mace Avenue on Wednesday at 10 am. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday from 3 – 5, and 7 – 9 pm.

Entombment at Holly Hill Memorial Gardens.

Thomas Ramsey

The lodge regrets to announce the death of Thomas Ramsey, father-in-law to Detective Michael Simone.

It is with great sadness the Vice Narcotics Section informs the command of the passing of Mr. Thomas Ramsey. Mr. Ramsey was the father of Mrs. Sherry Simone and father in law to Detective Michael Simone. Mr. Ramsey passed away on Sunday 2/23/20 after an extended illness. Please keep the Simone family in your prayers. Arrangements are pending at this time.