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April 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Flags Lowered to Honor Montgomery County Police Officer

Governor Larry Hogan ordered the United States and Maryland state flags to be lowered at half-staff Monday, to honor a Montgomery County police officer who died April 18. Officer Kyle Olinger, 53, was shot during a traffic stop in 2003, according to The Washington Post. The Post says he was in his second year serving […]

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April 19, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Dispose of Prescription Drugs Safely April 27 at Police Stations Across the County

Montgomery County residents have a safe, free and anonymous opportunity to dispose of unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 27. Montgomery County law enforcement agencies are participating in the national event which is coordinated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to deal with the […]

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April 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Germantown Shooting Left One Dead, Three Injured

Montgomery County police have released new information about the shooting in Germantown Tuesday night. The police identified the man who died from gunshot wounds as Tray Dawkins, 18, of Germantown. Police say that Dawkins, two other men, and a boy were standing in a parking lot near the 18700 block of Curry Powder Lane when […]

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April 9, 2019 | Michelle Queen

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Montgomery County Currently Hiring Police Officers

Accepting Applications for Police Officer Candidate Through May 1 Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) currently has openings for police officers. Applications may be submitted online from now through May 1, here. Job seekers must meet education/experience and medical requirements to apply. A person should have an Associate’s degree or three years of active duty military […]

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April 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Bus Attendant Charged for Fatal Hit-And-Run, Property Destruction

Police are charging a Clarksburg man with murder, assault, and property destruction. Muhammad Taha, 29, is currently at the Prince William County Adult Detention Center “on a no bond status.” Taha is bus attendant for Montgomery County Public Schools, who is currently on unpaid, administrative leave. Police say Taha was charged in connection “with crimes […]

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April 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Officer in ‘Critical Condition’ After Medical Emergency in Wheaton

Police say that a Wheaton district police officer suffered from a medical emergency while responding to a report about a theft at the Westfield Wheaton Mall. The incident occurred Tuesday afternoon, according to a tweet from Montgomery County Police Department.¬† Officer Rick Goodale, a spokesperson for MCPD said that officers received reports of a shoplifter […]

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April 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Northbound I-270 Reopens

UPDATE: All lanes of Northbound I-270 before MD 109 (Exit 22) have reopened. Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management tweeted that drivers should expect “significant residual delays.” All lanes of NB I-270 prior to MD 109 (Exit 22) have reopened from earlier traffic incident. Expect significant residual delays. #mdtraffic — MC Emergency Mgmt (@ReadyMontgomery) April […]

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April 2, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Officers Recognized For Confronting Brookeville Gunman

Three police officers were honored for their efforts to save a woman whose husband was trying to kill her in Brookeville. The incident happened on May 7, 2018. Officers Beverly LaFleur, Cecil Williams, and Cody Hobbs responded to a 911 call about domestic violence. MCM reported last year that police said Christopher Wilson Snyder had […]

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March 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Fire Captain Honored for Saving Hurricane Victims, Pets

When Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina last September, Capt. Mike Stream and the Maryland Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team (MD-HART) were dispatched to Wilmington. The damage of the hurricane was vast. When Stream and his team were onboard an airship, a levee in the area broke. The team was able to rescue nine people and a […]

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March 27, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

‘Most Accomplished Police Chief in America’: Manger Gets High Praise at Public Safety Awards

At the 45th Annual Public Safety Awards earlier this month, Chief Tom Manger was awarded the Public Service Award of Excellence. Steve Robins, the chair of the awards offered Manger high praise when he presented Manger with the award on behalf of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. “Tom routinely and graciously thanks me and […]

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