Prompted by information first made public on The Dagger, Fox 45 News (Channel 15) will air a story on tonight’s 10 p.m. broadcast about the plight of Lynne Parry, widow of Baltimore Police Detective Sergeant Mark F. Parry. Lynne’s son was denied college tuition assistance intended for police survivors when the Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Fund ran out of money, leaving a total of 40 deserving families out in the cold.
Delegate J.B. Jennings has written a letter to Governor Martin O’Malley, asking for funds to rectify what he calls an “alarming concern.” Senator Andy Harris has also written to the Governor, asking for all eligible Conroy Scholarship applicants to receive full funding. And The Dagger has begun an e-mail campaign urging the Governor to find the $227,040 needed to provide an award to every one of the 40 deserving families who made the ultimate sacrifice for the citizens of Maryland.
What’s next? Governor O’Malley, it’s your move.
To see the video from the Fox45 report, follow this link: Conroy Scholarship Funds Story on Fox 45