For Immediate Release:

May 2, 2014

Contact:  1st Sgt. Jonathan Green, 410-537-7724


BALTIMORE, MD The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police held its Annual Fallen Heroes Ceremony today to honor seven officers who have given their lives in the line of duty.

Off. George Neil Ramsburg, Off. Robert Franklin Pyles Sr., Off. Thomas (Jackie) Roland Crouch, Off. Duke G. Aaron III, Off. Grant Francis Turner, Cpl. Robert Thomas Krauss and Cpl. Courtney Gerald Brooks were honored during the event held at the MDTA Police Headquarters Memorial Garden in Baltimore.

"Today, we are proud to gather to honor and remember our brothers who made the ultimate sacrifice serving the State of Maryland," said MDTA Police Chief Col. Michael Kundrat. "Our survivors need to know that their loved ones will never be forgotten."

Several survivors joined Col. Kundrat and the MDTA Police Honor Guard at todays ceremony. Former MDTA Police Chief and MSP Superintendant Marcus Brown was also in attendance. Current and retired MDTA Police officers also gathered to honor their fellow officers prior to the start of National Police Week.