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March 25, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Officers Honored for Saving Lives in Fire Without Protective Gear

Two police officers were honored for saving Rockville residents in a fire, wearing no protective firefighter gear. According to the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC), Corporal Paul Craine and Officer Ryan Mungra responded to a loud explosion coming from a townhouse, engulfed in flames. Although the two men didn’t have a firefighting apparatus and they […]

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March 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Officers Recognized for Building Trust with School Communities

Eight police officers made it their goal to build a stronger rapport with two school communities who didn’t trust the police. Sergeant Ijeoma Enendu led an effort to go beyond the requirements of a police officer by building strong relationships with communities at Kemp Mill and Glen Haven Elementary Schools. These are the police officers […]

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July 23, 2018 | Laura Rowles

Three Awarded Medal of Valor; First-Ever Community Service Award Presented

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) honored twenty-eight Upcounty Police Officers and Emergency Medical Service Technicians at their 23rd Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast on Friday, July 13, 2018. The event was held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. This event honors our public safety personnel and first responders from Montgomery County Upcounty’s Fire Department, Police […]

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June 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Olney Chamber Honors Fallen Police Officer Noah Leotta

The Olney Chamber of Commerce and Fair Hill Shopping Center honored fallen Police Officer Noah Leotta on Wednesday, which would have been Leotta’s 26th birthday. Leotta, who was assigned to the 4th District police station, was struck and killed by a drunk driver in Dec. of 2015 while working as a member of the Holiday […]

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April 6, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Council Unanimously Approves Security Checkpoints for Council Office Building (VIDEO)

UPDATED Soon, visitors to the Council Office Building (COB) at 100 Maryland Avenue in downtown Rockville will have to pass thru a security checkpoint to enter the building. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. On Tuesday, Councilmembers unanimously approved a special appropriations request of $302,000 for the installation and staffing for security checkpoints at the COB entrances […]

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March 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Officer Remains in Hospital after Being Struck on I-270

A Montgomery County police officer remains hospitalized in stable condition after he tried to pull over an automobile on Interstate 270 and was struck by another automobile, a police statement said Thursday afternoon. Officer Robert Sagona, a four-year veteran of the force, was traveling north in his cruiser on I-270 near the Montgomery Village Avenue […]

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March 28, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Police Say Man Killed after Lunging at Officer with Knife

UPDATED: A police officer shot a man Monday night, who had called police to report a stolen bicycle, after the man lunged at the officer with a knife, Montgomery County police said Tuesday. As part of the investigation, investigators examined the officer’s body camera video, said a police statement, released Tuesday afternoon. About 10:55 p.m., […]

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February 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Dozens of Firefighters Battle House Fire in Clarksburg Overnight (PHOTOS)

UPDATED 2.19.17 11:55 a.m. About 75 Montgomery County firefighters battled a house fire in Clarksburg overnight, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer said the fire was reported in the 23100 block of Persimmon Ridge Road at 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 19.  A Montgomery County police officer, he said, […]

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December 17, 2016 | Staff Writer

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UPDATED: 93-Year-Old Woman Dies From Injuries in Car Crash

UPDATED A 93-year-old woman has died from injuries she sustained in a one vehicle collision on Dec. 5 in Bethesda, according to Montgomery County police officers. The car crash happened around 9 a.m. at 8015 Whittier Boulevard. Police said the preliminary investigation indicates that the driver of a 2003 Buick Century was making a left turn […]

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November 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Police Chief Delivers Top 10 List This Holiday Season (VIDEO)

At a news conference about holiday safety in Clarksburg, Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger delivered his top ten list for staying safe during the holiday season. His message was directed at residents who are walking, driving and shopping at this busy time of year. You can watch Manger count down his top ten list, […]

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