Death Notification: Genevie “Jenny” Ann Bury

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Genevie “Jenny” Ann Bury, mother of retired officer Charles Bury, Jr. on July 2, 2014.

Viewing will be held at Ambrose Funeral Home, 1328 Sulphur Spring Road, Arbutus, Md. 21227 on July 7, 2014 from 7pm – 9pm.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday July 8, 2014 at 11am.

Internment immediately following at Glen Haven Cemetery.

Death Notification: Ruth Sardeson

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Ruth Sardeson, Mother of retired Sergeant Stuart Sardeson formerly of Precinct 8 Parkville on June 28, 2014.

There will be no viewing or services at her request.

The Lodge extends its deepest sympathy to the Sardeson family.

Death Notification: Richard K. Higdon

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Retired Lieutenant Richard K. (Kirk) Higdon on June 29, 2014. Lieutenant Higdon served the department for 37 years prior to his retirement in 2010.

Viewings will be held at the Candle Light Funeral Home, 1835 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD on Tuesday, July 1 and Wednesday, July 2 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A Funeral/Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, July 3 at 11 a.m. at the Catonsville United Methodist Church, 6 Melvin Avenue, Catonsville, MD.

Our deepest condolences go out to The Higdon Family.

Death Notification: Kristin Kohnle

A memorial service for Kristin Kohnle, wife of Officer Dan Kohnle, will be held on Monday, June 30th at 1100 hrs at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church located at 18310 Middletown Rd Parkton, Md 21120.  A gathering with refreshments will be held in the church hall immediately after the service.  All are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made through the Kristin Cares website ( for the benefit of Dan & Kristin’s two children, Luke & Natalie.
A celebration of life event will be held in late July/early August for family and friends in honor of Kristin.  This will be a family friendly event.  More details will follow as they are finalized.

Death Notification: Nancy Shipley-Lutz

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Nancy Shipley-Lutz, mother of Detective Dave Shipley, Robbery Unit.
Friday 06-27-2014 from 2-4 and 7-9
Burrier-Queen Funeral Home
1212 W. Old Liberty Road
Sykesville,  MD 21784
Saturday 06-28-2014 at 2:00 p.m.
Wesley Freedom United Methodist Church
961 Johnsville Road
Sykesville,  MD 21784
Please keep Detective Shipley in your thoughts during this difficult time.

Death Notification: Joseph Allen Lewis

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Joseph Allen Lewis, father-in-law to Clifford Saunders of the Precinct 9 Investigative Service Unit.
There will be a viewing at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home, 7922 Wise Avenue, 21222 on Saturday June 7TH from 1000 through 1200 hours.  The burial will immediately follow and will be held at Holly Hill Memorial Gardens (10201 Bird River Road, 21220).


Death Notification: Edna Haugh

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Edna Haugh, grandmother of Detective Eric Wise of the Pawn, Precious Metal, and Scrap Metal Unit and grandmother of Officer Doug Wise of the Mobile Crisis Team. She passed away on Saturday, May 31st.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, June 5th 2014 at the St. Paul United Methodist Church, 45 1st Ave #B Red Lion, Pennsylvania 17356.  The burial will be private.

Death Notification: Robert (Bob) Swartz

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Robert Courtney Swartz, 63 on Tuesday May 27, 2014 at York Hospital. Born May 12, 1951 in Wheeling, WV, he was the son of the late Robert and Dorothy Swartz. He was the husband of Mary Ellen (Sommers) Swartz, his wife of 29 years.

He was a police officer with the Baltimore County Police Dept. for 20 years, where he was a member of the Elite Baltimore County Special Weapons and Tactics Team, and also served as a counter-sniper. After retirement, he worked as a bailiff for the Circuit Court of Carroll County and for a short time worked for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office as a courtroom security officer. He was a member of the FOP; attended St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and enjoyed hunting, shooting, and fishing.

Surviving in addition to his wife are sons, Robert Lee Swartz and wife Denise of Hampstead, Christopher David Swartz and Jonathan William Swartz, both of Manchester; granddaughter, Taylor Swartz .

Visitation will be held at Eline Funeral Home, 934 S. Main Street, Hampstead, on Saturday, May 31 from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held during the visitation on Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Interment will be in Elm Grove Cemetery, Wheeling, WV at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the National Kidney Foundation, 1301 York Road, #404, Lutherville, MD 21093.

Online condolences may be made at

Death Notification: Antonia Lee

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Antiona Lee, mother of Det. Dercyk Lee of East CDU.

A viewing will be held on Friday May 23, 2014 at Cvach Funeral Home located at 1211 Chesaco Ave. 21237 from 1400-1600 and 1800-2000.

A mass will be held at St. Clement Mary Hofbauer Church located at 1212 Chesaco Ave on Saturday May 24, 2014 at 0930 hrs.

Death Notification: William Paul Miller

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of William Paul Miller, father of Sergeant Brian Miller of Precinct 9.

Viewing hours will be on Thursday, May 22, 2014 @3:00-5:00 PM and 7:00-9:00 PM at Bruzdzinski Funeral Home located at 1407 Old Eastern Blvd; 21221.

The funeral will be on Friday, May 23, 2014 @11:00 AM at Bruzdzinski Funeral Home, and interment will follow at Holly Hill Memorial Gardens at 10201 Bird River Road; 21220.

Death Notification: Patricia Cornman

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Patricia Cornman mother of Detective Craig Cornman, Financial Cyber Crimes Unit.

The viewing is on Wednesday May 21, 2014 from 10-1Parthemore Funeral Home, located at 1303 Bridge Street, New Cumberland, PA 17070. Followed by the burial at Tri County Memorial Gardens.

Death Notification: Michaelene Powell

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Michaelene Powell, mother of Detective Brian Powell, Career Criminal Apprehension Unit.  Ms. Powell lost her two year battle to cancer on Saturday, May 17th.

A private memorial service will take place at a later date.

Please keep Detective Powell in your thoughts and prayers.

Death Notification: Brandon (Ty) Williams

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Brandon (Ty) Williams, Son of Detective Christopher Williams, Precinct 4 Investigative Services Team.
Funeral arrangements are as follows:
Date: Friday, May 16, 2014
Viewing: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Funeral: 3:00 pm
Location: Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Services P.A
8728 Liberty Road
Randallstown, MD 21133