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Barricade Situation

The following police story is an account of what occurred in the most peaceful and crime-free areas of our state. This story goes to show that our law enforcement personnel never know what’s going to happen on any given day. We regret that this incident resulted in a loss of life but are thankful that …

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Retired Trooper Saves a Life

Woody Guessford celebrated his 101 birthday recently with friends at Southside Bowl in Hagerstown. Thanks to the lifesaving actions of a retired  Maryland State Trooper a few years ago.  Guessford was born and raised in Hagerstown and still lives on his own. He is again bowling thanks to the quick thinking trooper. During his party, …

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Trooper Stopped Man With A Gun

Troopers Hegedus, Jr. & Rishell Arrest Aggressive Driver Armed With Gun And Knife this morning. Maryland state troopers located and arrested an aggressive driver in Washington County this morning after he reportedly struck at least two cars on I-270 and I-70 and then confronted troopers while armed with both a gun and a knife. The …

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Pagan Motorcycle Gang Shooting

It was a cold winter evening on December 29, 1971. What started out as a birthday celebration for my wife Peggy turned into a shooting incident with members of the Pagan Motorcycle Gang.  I had recently graduated from the Maryland State Police Academy and was enjoying some time off duty between Christmas and New Year’s. …

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