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.