On November 5, 1979, 26 year-old Al Friedman received his acceptance letter into the Baltimore County Police Department where he was instructed to report for duty for the first time on November 26, 1979. He began his field training at the Garrison precinct where he stayed for next two years and in March of 1982, Al transferred to C.O.P.E (Area I). On December 21, 1985, Al received a promotion to Corporal and transferred to Traffic H.Q. This is when Al found his niche with Traffic Management. 34 years later, with hundreds of appreciation letters, commendations and awards, Corporal Al Friedman retired on November 2, 2013.
After a yearlong battle with brain cancer, Al left this earth to be in a much more beautiful place. Al was a husband, a father, and a son. He was a friend to many and a brother in Blue to all. He found solace in serving his community and the citizens of Baltimore County and most importantly, he loved making people laugh. Al has touched many hearts along the way and he will surely be missed.
A graveside service will be held on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 12 p.m. at the United Hebrew Cemetery, 3901 Washington Boulevard, Halethorpe, MD 21227.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in the name of Albert Friedman to the American Cancer Society.
The Department sends its deepest sympathies to the Friedman family.