Death Notification: Eleanor Doran Cooper

The Lodge regretfully announce the passing of Eleanor Doran Cooper on 02/18/18. Eleanor Cooper is the mother of Officer Kevin Cooper of the Woodlawn Precinct Traffic Unit, grandmother of Officer Erik Askew of the Woodlawn Precinct and mother-in-law to Lieutenant George Askew of the Cockeysville Precinct. Memorial services will be private. Please keep our officers and their family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Death Notification: Lillian Ansel

On February 16, 2018, Lillian Ansel, grandmother to Lieutenant Keith Fruhling and Lieutenant Michael Fruhling passed away.
Relatives and friends will gather at Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc., 9705 Belair Rd., Nottingham MD 21236, on Friday, February 23, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 12 Noon, with a funeral service at 12 Noon. Interment St. Joseph Church Cemetery.

Our thoughts are with the Fruhling/Ansel family during this difficult time.

Death Notification: William Austin Brady

It is with Great Sadness to advise that Our Brother William Austin Brady, husband of Sister Rose Brady, passed on February 16, 2018.

Please keep Rose, Sam, Brian, Billy’s sisters and the rest of his family in your prayers and close to your hearts.

“Receiving of Friends” will be held Thursday, February 22, 2018, 3:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 at Evans Funeral Chapel, 16924 York Road, Monkton, MD 21111.
A memorial service will be held Friday, February 23, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, 2015 Mt. Carmel Road, Parkton, MD 21120.

God Bless and Rest in Peace Billy,


Death Notification: Alexander Barbour Sr.

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Alexander Barbour Sr., father of Officer Barbour.

Viewing: Tuesday 2/20/18 Vaughn Green Funeral Services 5151 Baltimore National Pike Baltimore, MD 21229

Family hour: 1500-1600 Public Viewing: 1600-2000

Home Going Service: Wednesday 2/21/18 St. Bernadine’s Roman Catholic Church 3812 Edmondson Avenue Baltimore, MD 21229

Wake: 1000 Service: 1030

Interment immediately after service: Arbutus Memorial Park 1101 Sulphur Spring Road Halethorpe, MD 21227

Death Notification: Anthony Samuel DiFabbio

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Anthony Samuel DiFabbio, father of  Retired Officer Anthony Emidio DiFabbio, on February 3, 2018.

Visitation Tuesday 3-5 & 7-9pm at the CVACH/ROSEDALE  FUNERAL HOME 1211 Chesaco Ave. Funeral Prayer Service Wednesday 12 noon. Cremation Private.


Death Notification: Ethel Lora Whetzel

The Department regrets to announce the passing of Ethel Lora Whetzel on January 28th 2018. Mrs. Ethel Whetzel is the Sister of retired Detective Rod Heavner from the Narcotics Unit, Aunt to Officer Adam Heavner from Precinct 11, and Aunt to Katie Heavner from the 911 Center. There are no viewings or funeral arrangements at this time as the family plans to have a private memorial service in her honor.

Death Notification: Sidney Schlachman

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Sidney Schlachman, of SBW Law, on January 26, 2018.  Mr. Schlachman began practicing law in 1951. Sidney was a true friend who stood strong with many of us in the Fraternal Order of Police. He was instrumental in the formation of the Fraternal Order of Police, Maryland State Lodge, Inc.On November 8th, 1967. Thank You Sidney for everything you have done for us. May you rest in peace. Our condolences are extended to his family and friends.

Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane on Sunday, January 28, at 12 pm. Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to Beth Tfiloh Congregation, 3300 Old Court Road, Baltimore, MD 21208.


Death Notification: Barbara Abdis

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Barbara Abdis, mother of Officer Michael Abdis on Sunday, January 21st at the age of 77.
There will be a viewing at Connelly’s Funeral Home (300 Mace Ave   Essex, MD 21221) on Thursday January 25th from 3 to 5PM and 7 to 9PM.
A memorial service will be held at 8PM that same night. All are welcome to attend.

Death Notification: Judge Dana Levitz

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Judge Dana M. Levitz on January 17, 2018.

Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane on Sunday, January 21, at 11 am. Interment Beth Tfiloh Cemetery – 5800 Windsor Mill Road.

Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to Brady Urological Institute Development Office, Attn: Johns Hopkins Greenberg Bladder Institute, 600 N. Wolfe Street, CMSC 130, Note: GBCI On Memo Line Of Check, Baltimore, MD 21287 or University Of Baltimore School of Law, Attn: Law School, In Honor Of Judge Dana Levitz, 1420 N Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. In mourning at 1008 Brooklandwood Road, Lutherville, MD 21093.


Death Notification: Betty Gardett

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Mrs. Betty Gardett, mother-in-law of Sgt. Mike Parker of the Criminal Investigations Bureau Fugitive Unit. The arrangements are as follows:

Sunday, January 14, 2018 3-5pm  & 7-9pm McCully –Polyniak Funeral Home 3204 Mountain Road Pasadena, Md. 21122

Monday, January 15, 2018 2:00 P.M. Cedar Hill Cemetery, 5829 Ritchie Hwy. Brooklyn, Md. 21225

Death Notification: Callie Mai Covington

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Callie Mai Covington, mother of Retiree Elrod Covington’s  on January 05, 2018.

Public Viewing
New Generation Funeral Home 2930 Murfreesboro Pike Antioch, TN 37013 Friday, January 12, 2018 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Visitation with the Family
New Generation Funeral Home 2930 Murfreesboro Pike Antioch, TN 37013 Friday, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, January 12, 2018

Celebration of Life
Community Baptist Church 3838 Dickerson Pike Nashville, TN 3720712:00 p.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018

The Service of Committal & Interment
Greenwood North Cemetery Nashville, TN


Death Notification: Janet Nelson

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Janet Nelson, mother of Precinct 3 Ofc. Scott Nelson, on December 30, 2017.

Wednesday, January 3 and Thursday, January 4, 2018 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm (both days) Ruck Towson Funeral Home – 1050 York Road (@ West Road)

Friday, January 5, 2018 at 10am Arnolia United Methodist Church 1776 East Joppa Road, Parkville, MD 21234 Entombment at Gardens of Faith Mausoleum

Death Notification: Mr. Timothy Turner Anderson

It is with deepest sympathy that the Vice/Narcotics Section announces the passing of Mr. Timothy Turner Anderson Sodd.  Mr. Sodd is the father of Detective Steven Sodd of the Vice/Narcotics Section and father-in-law of Detective Stephanie Ruffino of the Criminal Intelligence Section.  Mr. Sodd passed away on December 31, 2017 after a brief illness.  Arrangements for Mr. Timothy Turner Anderson Sodd are as follows:

Thursday, January 4, 2018  2:00 – 4:00 pm & 7:00 – 9:00 pm Evans Funeral Home 16924 York Road Monkton, Maryland 21111

Friday, January 5, 2018 Service time: 11:00 am Our Lady of the Angels Chapel Charlestown Retirement Community 715 Maiden Choice Lane Catonsville, Maryland 21228

Mr. Timothy Turner Anderson Sodd honorably served in the United States Navy obtaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander.  Interment will be held at the Quantico National Cemetery with full military honors at a later date.

Anyone wishing to leave condolences for the family may do so via an online guest book at  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions in Mr. Sodd’s name be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.    Please keep Steve, Stephanie and the entire Sodd family in your prayers.


Death Notification: Past FOP Lodge #4 President Alpha J.(Joe) Davis

It is with deep sadness to announce the passing of Past FOP Lodge #4 President Alpha J.(Joe) Davis, on December 21, 2017. He served the membership as President from April 1977- April 1979.

Friends may call at the family owned Bruzdzinski Funeral Home P. A. at 1407 Old Eastern Avenue, Essex  at route 702 (beltway exit 36) on Thursday, Dec. 28th from 4 pm to 8 pm.

Funeral services on Thursday, Dec. 28th at 7 pm.  A private cremation will follow.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Alpha’s name to The American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or a charity of your choice.


Death Notification: John Miller

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of John Miller, father of PFC Matt Miller of PC3/Franklin, on 12/10/17.

There will be a memorial gathering at the Ambrose Funeral home located at 1328 Sulphur Spring Rd in Arbutus on Wednesday 12/20 from 5pm to 7pm, and the family will receive friends at the Arbutus Social Club afterwards. In lieu of flowers it is requested that donations be made to St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Please keep the Miller family in your thoughts.