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Date: May 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 6, 2013

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

MDTA POLICE PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL

"CLICK IT OR TICKET" ENFORCEMENT CAMPAIGN

Campaign duration May 10-27, 2013

BALTIMORE, MD -- The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police will join law-enforcement agencies, the State Highway Administration Office of Traffic and Safety and highway-safety advocates in renewing a pledge to save lives during the annual "Click It or Ticket" campaign.

"The men and women of the MDTA Police are joining law-enforcement agencies from across Maryland to save lives during this campaign" said MDTA Police Chief Colonel Michael Kundrat. "Remember, wearing a seat belt is the single-most effective way to reduce fatalities in motor-vehicle crashes."

According to recent figures released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2011, of the 21,253 passenger vehicle occupants who were killed in motor vehicle crashes nationwide, 52 percent were NOT wearing seat belts at the time of their fatal crashes.

NHTSA also reports that, in fatal crashes during 2011, 77 percent of passenger- vehicle occupants who were thrown from their vehicles were killed. However, only 1 percent of crash victims who were buckled-up were completely ejected from their vehicles, compared to 31 percent of those who were not belted.

The MDTA Police also support the "Choose Safety for Life" campaign -- a partnership to save lives and prevent injuries on Marylands roadways. For more information, visit www.choosesafetyforlife.com.

For more information on seatbelt safety, please visit nhtsa.gov.

The Maryland Transportation Authority Police, a nationally accredited force, is the seventh-largest law-enforcement agency in the State, with more than 600 sworn and civilian law-enforcement professionals. MDTA Police officers provide law enforcement at the MDTAs highways, bridges and tunnels, BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and the Port of Baltimore.

MDTA Police officers provide law enforcement at the MDTAs highways, bridges and tunnels, BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and the Port of Baltimore.

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Note: If you choose to use an acronym, please refer to Maryland Transportation Authority Police as the "MDTA" Police. Thank you.

For Immediate Release:

May 3, 2013

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

 

MDTA POLICE HONOR FALLEN OFFICERS

BALTIMORE, MD The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police held the Annual Fallen Heroes Ceremony today to honor their 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 join together to remember the lives, service and sacrifice of our seven Fallen Heroes," said MDTA Police Chief Colonel Michael Kundrat. "Through this ceremony, we hope to comfort the surviving family members, as we ensure their loved ones will never be forgotten."

Some of these survivors joined Colonel Kundrat and the MDTA Police Honor Guard at todays ceremony. Current and retired MDTA Police Officers also attended to honor their fellow officers prior to the start of National Police Week.

The Maryland Transportation Authority Police, a nationally accredited force, is the seventh-largest law-enforcement agency in the State, with more than 600 sworn and civilian law-enforcement professionals. MDTA Police officers provide law enforcement at the MDTAs highways, bridges and tunnels, BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and the Port of Baltimore.

MDTA Police officers provide law enforcement at the MDTAs highways, bridges and tunnels, BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and the Port of Baltimore.

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Note: If you choose to use an acronym, please refer to Maryland Transportation Authority Police as the "MDTA" Police. Thank you.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 2, 2013

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

MEDIA ADVISORY
                                               
MDTA POLICE TO HONOR FALLEN OFFICERS

WHAT: Tomorrow, the MD Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police will honor their Fallen Officers and their surviving family members at the MDTA Police Memorial Garden.

WHEN: Friday, May 3, 2013
              
9 to 11 a.m.

WHERE: MDTA Police Headquarters

             4330 Broening Highway

             Baltimore, MD 21222

Directions: From northbound and southbound I-95: Take Keith Avenue (Exit 56). At the traffic signal at the end of the ramp, turn left onto Keith Avenue. Follow Keith Avenue, which merges into Broening Highway. Proceed past Seagirt Marine Terminal and Turners Station. As Broening Highway begins to merge with I-695, make a left at the sign for MDTA Police Headquarters. Proceed into the parking lot.

From I-695 east: (over the Francis Scott Key Bridge): Take the first exit past the toll plaza (Exit 44). At the bottom of the ramp, turn right into the parking lot.

From I-695 west: Make an immediate right after the Key Bridge toll plaza into the parking lot. Continue through the power gate and turn right onto Authority Drive. At the end of Authority Drive, make a right at Broening Highway. As Broening Highway begins to merge with I-695, make a left at the sign for MDTA Police Headquarters. Proceed into the parking lot.

Members of the media who plan to cover the event should contact 1st Sgt. Jonathan Green, MDTA Police Public Information Officer, at 410-537-7724.

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