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Fallen Heroes

Patrolman William R Myers

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Patrolman William R Myers died on 27 Sept 1933 at home a week after leaving his post due to a heart attack. He had complaining for years of the stress put on him by his post near Lexington Market, that stress had him moved from directing pedestrian and vehicular traffic by hand, to working a Semaphore. It can be a tough job, and while he didn't actually die on his post, from his complaints it is obvious his post as one of the original "Beauty Squad" took its toll on him and was documented over the years. Aside from remembering him on this day, take a look at his history and the history of the Beauty Squad and some of the ways they directed traffic over the years before forming the Traffic squad. 

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Officer Robert W. Peregoy

Officer Robert W PeregoyThe Baltimore Sun Wed Dec 16 2009 Click the above article to enlarge

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End of Watch 14 December 2009
City, St. SB - I795
Panel Number N/A
Cause of Death           Heart Attack
Weapon N/A
District Worked Western

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Retired Officer Calvin McCleese

Retired Officer Calvin McCleese

On 5 March 1989 – Retired Officer Calvin McCleese would die effecting an arrest in his neighborhood - For years the toll bridge at the end of Dundalk Ave in Baltimore County was closed, it sat unused and inoperable. Even longer than that it was under the watchful eye of one of our Department’s finest; Southeast District’s Officer Calvin McCleese lived on the corner of Dundalk Ave and Bullneck Rd. just across the street from the bridge and Watersedge Park, the ladies and gentlemen that collected tolls were safe from anyone trying to bring them harm. Even though its location is in the county, like his family, and his post, Officer McCleese protected his neighborhood. He had two sons Michael, and Jeff that would also grow up to be Police.

Calvin McCleese worked his entire career with the Baltimore Police Department all in the same area since his joining in 1957. He started out in Eastern District's Southeast Substation until 1958/59 when Southeast Station House on Eastern Ave. opened. The kind of police Calvin was; on 22 Jan 1970, while patrolling in Highland town, he grew suspicious of a car parked around the corner from The Chesapeake Federal Savings and Loan. Officer McCleese approached the car just as the car’s tag number was broadcast over his radio in a report about a bank robbery at The Chesapeake S&L. Officer McCleese pulled his handgun and single-handedly captured the two men in the car, one of which was armed with a sawed-off shotgun. But that was 1970, and that was the way Officer McCleese worked.

He retired from the department in 1985 and went on to be the typical retired police… He still looked out for his family and his neighborhood… until this day in 1989 when a vehicle being operated by a drunk driver either not knowing the bridge was closed, or just plain lost control, but it hit the bridge embankments, had an accident and his car burst into flames… Retired Officer McCleese ran to the driver’s aid, after breaking the windows and getting the driver out, the driver woke up. Fearing he would be arrested for DWI, and an out of state warrant he decided he would fight the man that just came to his aid and saved his life. Having just fought his way into a burning car, and getting a man out, then realizing the man was drunk, Officer McCleese wasn’t about to just let him go. So he fought back, subduing the individual until Baltimore County Police would show up on scene, laying on top of him pinning him down when police arrived and took over the arrest. Officer McCleese had had a heart attack which he would succumb to on scene. Officer McCleese had held on for as long as he could. His last action in his life was to first save a life, and then to effect an arrest of a drunk driver and wanted fugitive.

Those that knew him, knew how much he loved being a Baltimore Police Officer, the pride he had in wearing our badge, and while he had already been retired for a few years, he died on this day in 1989 doing what he loved best… serving his community. BTW, one of the ladies P/O McCleese was intent on guarding at that toll booth was his wife, Rebecca McCleese the mother of his two sons.

May he never be forgotten as "His service "Honored" the City of Baltimore and the Police Department" God bless and RIP

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Thursday, 23 December 2021 23:43

Officer Keona Holley

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Two suspects charged in shooting of Baltimore police officer

Two suspects in the Thursday shooting of a Baltimore police officer who was sitting in her patrol vehicle are in custody, police said.

The duo — Elliiot Knox and Travon Shaw — was charged with attempted murder in the shooting of Officer Keona Holley, as well as with murder for shooting 27-year-old Justin Johnson nearby, the Baltimore Police Department announced Friday.

The gunmen approached Holley — now in critical but stable condition, according to CNN — from behind around 1:30 a.m. Thursday and opened fire, hitting her multiple times, police said.

She was shot twice in the head, once in the leg and once in the hand, according to documents obtained by the Baltimore Sun.

Both alleged shooters had criminal histories, according to a report.

Officer Keona Holley, who was shot twice in the head, once in the leg and once in the hand, is in critical but stable condition.

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Shaw, 32, was awaiting trial in Baltimore County for a March 2020 arrest for being a felon in possession of a firearm, The Sun reported, citing courts records. He reportedly had a previous conviction for armed robbery and assault from a 2006 case.

Knox, 31, was convicted of three armed robberies in 2006, when he was 16 and sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Travon Shaw.

Travon Shaw reportedly had a previous conviction for armed robbery and assault from a 2006 case.

Baltimore Police Department via AP

Elliot Knox.

Elliot Knox was convicted of three armed robberies in 2006.

Baltimore Police Department via AP

Investigators found weapons allegedly used in the pair of shootings, the police department said.

“What we now know is that both shootings are related,” Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said during a news conference. “As we now know the perpetrators of Officer Holley’s shooting, they then left that scene, went to Lucia Avenue and then committed that homicide of Justin Johnson.”

“These incidents are tragic reminds of the culture of violence that pervades Baltimore. Life is precious and sacred but unfortunately there are those who have no regard for it,” Harrison said in a statement, blasting the “cowards responsible” for the shooting.

“No family should have to endure this type of heartache over the holidays, so please keep Officer Holley’s family and the entire community in your prayers.”

State Attorney for Baltimore Marilyn Mosby pledged to prosecute the suspects “to the fullest extent of the law.”

“We will have zero tolerance for those who seek to use violence and murder to settle their grievances. And the criminals that do will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” she said, according to CNN.”

Keona Holley

The State Attorney for Baltimore pledged to prosecute the suspects in Holley’s shooting “to the fullest extent of the law.”

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As officer Holley continues to fight and fight for her life, we vow to her, her family, her colleagues, this community that we will get justice on her behalf — for every victim that has been affected by these heinous acts of violence, we will get justice on their behalf.”

Holley, 39, was working an overtime shift in the Curtis Bay neighborhood when she was shot, according to the Baltimore Sun.

On Saturday, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea on Twitter expressed his support for the wounded Baltimore cop.

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23 Dec 2021

 

Updated 6:04 PM, Dec 23, 2021

BALTIMORE — After deteriorating health and a fight for her life, Holley's family as well as medical officials made a difficult decision.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison and the Baltimore Police Department announce that Officer Keona Holley has been removed from life-support.

 

“Our prayers are with Officer Holley’s family and loved ones, co-workers and the entire community. I thank her and the entire BPD community for their commitment, service and sacrifice. We mourn Officer Holley’s death together and we will heal together,” said Commissioner Harrison.

The department is extending the offer of any support and assistance officers who may need it as free and confidential counseling services are available for all BPD employees. The BPD also continues to support Officer Holley’s family.

“I offer my deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Keona Holley, a devoted public servant who worked selflessly to protect our community,” said Mayor Brandon Scott. “Baltimore will never forget Officer Holley’s sacrifice and commitment to making a difference in her beloved city. I ask that everyone please keep Officer Holley’s family in your prayers as they endure the holiday season without their mother, daughter, sister and loyal friend.”

The Signal 13 foundation is providing assistance to the family in their time of need. Those who wish to provide financial support to Officer Holley’s family, may do so through the Signal 13 website at signal13foundation.org. You can designate your support for Officer Holley’s family, by writing “In support of Officer Holley” in the notes box or in the memo field of a written check.

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Police Commissioner Harrison provides update on Officer Holley’s condition
 
23 December 2021
 
Baltimore, MD (23 December 2021) – It is with heavy hearts that Commissioner Michael Harrison and the Baltimore Police Department announce that Officer Keona Holley has been removed from life-support. Her health has been deteriorating over the last couple of days and her family, in consultation with her doctors, has had to make the most difficult decision. Since Officer Holley’s shooting, Dr. Thomas Scalea and the medical staff at the Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center have provided her with the best medical care in the world. The Baltimore Police Department thanks them for all of their efforts. However, it was Officer Holley’s valiant fight for her life, which has brought her this far. Her strength, courage and resilience are an inspiration to us all.
 
“Our prayers are with Officer Holley’s family and loved ones, co-workers and the entire community. I thank her and the entire BPD community for their commitment, service and sacrifice. We mourn Officer Holley’s death together and we will heal together,” said Commissioner Harrison.
 
“I offer my deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Keona Holley, a devoted public servant who worked selflessly to protect our community,” said Mayor Brandon Scott. “Baltimore will never forget Officer Holley’s sacrifice and commitment to making a difference in her beloved city. I ask that everyone please keep Officer Holley’s family in your prayers as they endure the holiday season without their mother, daughter, sister and loyal friend.”
 
Due to the tragic and traumatic events experienced by the BPD community over the last couple weeks, the department is extending the offer of any support and assistance officers may need. Free and confidential counseling services are available for all BPD employees. The BPD also continues to support Officer Holley’s family – as we do for all members of the force.
The Signal 13 foundation is providing assistance to the family in their time of need. Those who wish to provide financial support to Officer Holley’s family, may do so through the Signal 13 website at signal13foundation.org and click on the “Donate” button. Please designate your support for Officer Holley’s family, by writing “In support of Officer Holley” in the notes box or in the memo field of a written check.
The Signal 13 Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 established to support Baltimore Police and their families in times of need. Signal 13 provides financial hardship grants and college scholarships for the children of police personnel. All donations are tax deductible. Any donations received in the name of Officer Keona Holley will be used to support her family.
 
There will, of course, be ways that we can ensure that Officer Holley’s spirit and legacy live on in this Department and this City. Those conversations will be had with her family and colleagues after we get through this somber and difficult period. However, the best way to honor Officer Holley, is to continue her mission of making Baltimore a safer place for everyone.
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Family of fallen Officer Keona Holley has a Christmas Eve message on crime
24 Dec 2021

On this Christmas Eve, the family of Baltimore police Officer Keona Holley is mourning, and they're speaking out.

Although it's the time of year to be with the ones you love, for her family - and the police department - this holiday will be about planning a funeral.

Officer Holley was pulled off life support Thursday, a week after she was ambushed in a shooting in Curtis Bay.

But Holley's sister, Lawanda Sykes, and mother, Karen Eaddy, say on this night before Christmas there's still joy, peace, and a reason to be part of the season.

"I wish everybody a Merry Christmas. I mean, it's still merry to me because I have my grandkids," said Eaddy. "I may not have my child but I have my grandkids. So, I have to lift myself up and lift them up to have Christmas without their mom."

Holley, who joined the Baltimore police force two years ago, was a 39-year-old mother with four children, the youngest a 10-year-son.

Holley's sister says they intend to have a joyful holiday but admits, amid the upbeat spirit, the pain and tears remain.

"The tears, they will never go away; they will always be there. But those tears also hold memories. They hold laughter, they hold joy. They hold her life, her essence, her spirit," said Sykes.

Police say Holley was shot several times while sitting in her police car early that morning December 16 in south Baltimore. She was shot in the head while working an overtime shift.

Holley had been on life support at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center until Thursday, when her family made the difficult decision to remove her from life support, two days before Christmas.

"That, I don't think we're ready to talk about. Too soon for that," said Sykes.

But Sykes is talking about the seemingly-out-of-control gun violence that's happening across the city, and the violent crime that cost her sister her life. Her plea now: Stop the violence.

"Something has to be done about it. Whether it comes from our politicians or police department, whatever, no matter what. But, the message has to go to the person who's picking up the gun," said Sykes.

Police have arrested and charged two men in the shooting, Elliott Knox and Travon Shaw. They're the same men, police say, who shot and killed Justin Johnson 90 minutes after shooting Holley.

And on this night before Christmas, one sister has a message to her sister's suspected killers.

"Everybody does not have or was given the love that my sister had, and maybe that was missing from them. The only hope that I can find is as that they find forgiveness in God," said Sykes.

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Tuesday, 03 August 2021 14:25

Watchman Turner

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Night Watchman Turner

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We'll include more information on this when it becomes available

 

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Tuesday, 23 March 2021 00:40

Sgt. Edward M. Sawyer

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Sgt. Edward M. Sawyer
 
E. M. Sawyer Dies at Work
 
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Dec 12, 1956
 
Had been officer 22 years Sgt. Edward M. Sawyer, a member the Baltimore Police Department for 22 years, died suddenly yesterday as he worked on the automobile of the police Commissioner in the garage near headquarters. He was 50 years old.
 
Sgt. Sawyer, who had been chauffeur for three commissioners, was polishing automobile used by Commissioner James M Hepbron when he collapsed. He was pronounced dead on arrival to mercy hospital.
A native of Baltimore, Sgt. Sawyer was appointed to the department in June, 1934. His first assignment was to the motorcycle traffic division. He was made the commissioners over during the ministration of Hamilton Atkinson. Later he served in the late Commissioner Beverly Ober and continued on the job under Mr. Hepbron.
He was made a Sgt. in March, 1948.
 
Baseball Career
 
Before joining the Police Department, Mr. Sawyer was a shortstop in professional baseball, playing in Frederick, Maryland. And Birmingham Alabama before going into police work.
Funeral services will be held Friday at the John Jay. Going and Sun establishment at Hollins and Poppleton streets. The hour for the service had not been set last night. Sgt. Sawyer is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Sawyer; a son Edward F. Sawyer; a brother Morton; and three sisters, Mrs. Selma Mills, Mrs. Hilda Johnson and Mrs. Mildred Smith, all of Baltimore
Monday, 08 March 2021 05:46

Captain Charles H Burns

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Captain Charles H Burns

The Baltimore Sun Fri Mar 10 1933 72

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The Baltimore Sun Fri Mar 10 1933 lodd pg2 72

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Captain Charles H Burns

  D.O.D     9 Match 1933

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End of Watch 9 March 1933
City, St. City, St.
Panel Number N/A
Cause of Death LOD Illness
District Worked              Detective Department

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Wednesday, 24 February 2021 14:14

Serge Michael McSweeny

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 Serge Michael McSweeny
Serge Michael McSweeny

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Patrolman Irvin E Martz

 D.O.D     5 Sept 1934

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End of Watch 5 Sept 1934
City, St.    345 St Paul Pl
Panel Number N/A
Cause of Death       illness
Weapon  N/A
District Worked Western

  

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Tuesday, 23 February 2021 12:53

Patrolman Irvin E Martz

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Patrolman Irvin E MartzThe Baltimore Sun Wed Nov 11 1931 LODD 72 highlight

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"ACUTE INDIGESTION"
Leading to Death
IN RELATION TO CORONARY THROMBOSIS
 
 
8 December 1928
T. HOMER COFFEN, M.D.; HOMER P. RUSH, M.D.
 
The term "acute indigestion" is an example of the indefinite and inaccurate medical nomenclature not infrequently appearing in the public print. Sudden collapse with acute abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting may occur with acute coronary obstruction, but the underlying pathologic condition may be masked by the severity and predominance of abdominal symptoms. Not infrequently precordial and ordinary anginal pain is entirely absent.
 
In such instances one is confronted with the possibility of acute surgical conditions in the abdomen. In recent years surgeons have called attention to "the acute abdomen" but have neglected to stress the possibility of acute obstruction of the coronary arteries causing abdominal symptoms which may be identical with intra-abdominal emergencies. Others have noted acute abdominal symptoms in relation to thoracic disease but have not referred to coronary thrombosis. On the other hand, writers on acute coronary obstruction have noted the difficulty often presented in deciding.
 
A buildup of plaque can narrow these arteries, decreasing blood flow to your heart. Eventually, the reduced blood flow may cause chest pain (coronary obstruction or angina), shortness of breath, or other coronary artery disease signs and symptoms. A complete blockage can cause a heart attack.
 
Basically, this could have been better described as a heart attack
 
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Patrolman Irvin E Martz

 D.O.D     2 August 1925

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Cause of Death

Heart Attack

Weapon

 Illness

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Central

  

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Tuesday, 02 February 2021 05:47

Lieutenant Michael F. Black

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Lieutenant Michael F. Black

The Baltimore Sun Wed Nov 11 1931 LODD 72 highlight

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Lieutenant Michael F. Black

 D.O.D     11 February 1898

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End of Watch     11 February 1898
City, St. UNK
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Cause of Death          Line of Duty Illness
 
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Please contact Det. Ret. Kenny Driscoll if you have any pictures of you or your family members and wish them remembered here on this tribute site to Honor the fine men and women who have served with Honor and Distinction at the Baltimore Police Department. Anyone with information, photographs, memorabilia, or other "Baltimore City Police" items can contact Ret. Det. Kenny Driscoll at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. follow us on Twitter @BaltoPoliceHist or like us on Facebook or mail pics to 8138 Dundalk Ave. Baltimore Md. 21222

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