Death Notification: Kathy Conway Norris

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Mrs. Kathy Conway Norris.  Mrs. Norris is the stepmother of Lieutenant Michael Norris of the Internal Affairs Section, the wife of retired Captain Charlie Norris and the sister of retired Officer Terry Conway.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend a Memorial service at Christ Church, 2421 Tomoka Farms Road, Port Orange, Florida 32128 on Tuesday August 2, 2017 at 3 O’clock PM.

A Celebration of Kathy’s life following the service will be held at the Country Inn and Suites Hotel 5802 Journeys End Way, Port Orange, Florida 32127 from 5 to 8 PM.

For relatives and friends in Baltimore a second celebration of Kathy’s life will be held at the Bowman Restaurant 9306 Harford Road, Parkville, MD 21234 on August 18, 2017 from 5 to 8 PM.

In Lieu of flowers donations in Kathy’s name may be made to Halifax Health Hospice 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, Florida 32129 or the American Cancer Society

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Death Notification: Richard “Dick” A. Trivett

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of  Richard “Dick” A. Trivett,  Father of Lieutenant Dave Trivett, on August 1st at the age of eighty-four.  The funeral arrangements are as follows:
Sunday, August 6, 2017  3-6 pm
(Mr. Trivett was known for wearing suspenders and those are encouraged for the viewing otherwise, dress is professional casual)
Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home
11800 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20904

Funeral Service:
Monday, August 7, 2017 11am
The Lutheran Church of St. Andrew
15300 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD
A reception will be held at the church immediately following the service.  A private internment service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, honorary contributions, may be made to the following organizations that represent important aspects of his life.
Maryland COPS- Concerns of Police Survivors
519 Laurel Road
Riva, MD 21140

1200 29th St, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20007


Death Notification: Brigitte Felts

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Ms. Brigitte Felts, Mother- in- Law of Det. Joan Wheeler-Felts, Persons Crimes Section.  A private family Memorial Service will be held prior to Internment at the Arlington National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to:

The American Lung Association of Maryland
211 East Lombard Street, Suite 260
Baltimore, MD 21202

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

Death Notification: Geraldine Brocato

The Lodge Team regrets to announce the passing of Mrs. Geraldine Brocato, mother of Sgt. Curt Brocato (IAS) and grandmother of Officers Christopher and Zachary Brocato (MCT & PC 7) on Friday July 28, 2017. The family will be welcoming guests at Eckhardt’s Funeral Chapel, 3296 Charmil Dr, Manchester, MD 21102 on Wednesday August 2, 2017 from 3 p.m.- 5 p.m. & 7 p.m.- 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made in Mrs. Brocato’s name to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Please keep the Brocato family in your thoughts and prayers.

Death Notification: Retired Sergeant Paul Merkle (Chaplain) (updated)

The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #4 regretfully announces the passing of Retired Sergeant Paul Merkle. Paul is the former Chaplain of Baltimore County Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #4 and served on the Executive Board of Directors and on numerous committees for more then two decades. In addition, he was Chaplain for the Maryland State Fraternal Order of Police and the Secretary for the Baltimore County Retired Officers Association. Paul also served as the Liaison and counsel for the Maryland Concerns of Police Survivors.  His contributions to police officers, their families and members of the Fraternal Order of Police can not be overstated. His Knowledge and counsel will be greatly missed.

Paul also volunteered at Stella Maris, giving Communion to hospice patients and long-term residents as well as providing respite care to home hospice families. An active member of St. Isaac Jogues Parish, he was an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion to the sick and homebound parishioners, a Member of the Resurrection Choir and a Lector. Paul also volunteered for the Baltimore County Department of Aging, distributing groceries to residents of Baltimore County.

The family will receive friends at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 York Road (Beltway exit26), on Wednesday from  2-4 and 7-9PM. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, at 10AM at St. Isaac Jogues Church. Entombment in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, the family will appreciate memorial contributions to the Maryland Chapter of COPS c/o Sue Nickerson P.O.Box 125 Worton, MD. 21676 or to St. Isaac Jogues Church 9215 Old Harford Road Baltimore, MD. 21234.


Paul A. Merkle



Death Notification: Lewis “Lew” Sharswood Harvey III

Mr. Lewis “Lew” Sharswood Harvey III, 72, of Meadowview passed away Friday, June 30, 2017, at his home. Lewis was preceded in death by his parents Lewis S. Harvey and Alice Masson Harvey.

Lewis was a United States Marine, serving in the Vietnam War. He served for 27 years as an officer with the Baltimore County Maryland Police Department. Lewis worked also worked for General Dynamics and Bristol Compressors after moving to Virginia. Mr. Harvey was a member of The Fraternal Order of Police, GWRRA Chapter H, Abingdon, Va., and the Blue Knights Chapter 6 of Johnson City, TN.

Lewis is survived by his loving wife of twenty-nine years, Retha Tate Harvey; his son, Lewis Harvey, IV and wife, Jennifer and his granddaughter, Karleighana all of Baltimore, Md.; step-son, Randy Nevens and wife, Cindy of Kansas City, Kan.; sisters, Barbara Porter of Baltimore, Md. and Frances Ross of Monroe, MI.; numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will host a visitation on Sunday July 16, 2017, from 2-6 p.m. at the Dewey Lowman American Legion Post 109, Arbutus, Maryland 21227 for friends from the Baltimore area to remember Lew.

Death Notification: William Crosby

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of retired Captain William Crosby on July 7, 2017.  Captain Crosby served the Baltimore County Police Department over 25 years.  He was promoted to Captain in January of 1976, was commander of PC1/Wilkins, PC6/Towson and the Auxiliary Police until his retirement in 1982.  Bill was a Marine having served in combat during the Korean conflict. Since his retirement, he has lived in Laurel Springs, North Carolina.  A memorial service will be held in Sparta, NC at a later date with burial in the Sparta Cemetery.
The Lodge extends its deepest sympathy to the Crosby family.

Death Notification: Eugene Dennis

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Eugene Dennis, the father of Officer Rebecca Borowski. Mr. Dennis, 70, was a resident of Witter, Arkansas and no local services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation.

Death Notification: Doris Helena Butt

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Doris Helena Butt, grandmother of Samantha Beale #5454 (IST/PC09).  The viewing will be held on Wednesday June 28, 2017 between 1100 and 1300 hours at Gonce Funeral Home in Glen Burnie.  The funeral will be held after the viewing at 1400 hours.

Death Notification: Nicholas A. DeFelice

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Nicholas A. DeFelice, 74, father of Scott DeFelice, on June 17, 2017

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 Wednesday, June 21 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, 101 Church Lane, Cockeysville, MD 21030 on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 11 am. Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be directed in Mr. DeFelice’s memory to Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland, 1730 Twin Springs Rd # 200, Halethorpe, MD 21227 and/or The Frank J. Battaglia Signal 13 Foundation, Inc., PO Box 1524 Baltimore, Maryland 21203-1524.

Death Notification: James A Pratt

The department regrets to announce the passing of James A Pratt on June 8, Father of Officer Denise Yost of Precinct 02 in Woodlawn Mr. Pratt served 25 years with the Mansfield Borough Police Department 15 of those years he served as Chief of Police.

In keeping with James’s wishes there will be no services.The family requests no flowers per Jim’s wishes.Memorial contributions may be made to the

Mansfield Ambulance Association, 381 S. Main Street Mansfield, PA 16933


Mansfield Public Library 71 N. Main Street Mansfield, PA 16933

Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family