A 65-year-old Abingdon man was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound along Route 40 in Edgewood Friday night, police said.
The man was found on the ground near his vehicle in a small park on the 3000 block of Pulaski Highway at approximately 11 p.m. He was discovered by a Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was conducting a routine patrol check of the park, according to Sheriff’s Office spokesman Edward Hopkins.
The man was a member of the Maryland Capitol Police, a division of the state’s Department of General Services which is responsible for the protection of more than 40 state buildings, 16 garages and 10 surface parking lots, according to the department’s website. He was dressed in his service uniform when he was found, Hopkins said.
Investigators were able to determine the reason for the man’s actions, and determined his death was not suspicious in nature, Hopkins said. He declined to identify the man or provide additional details of his death.
Being is law enforcement can be a tough job. We not only have to deal with work, but with our own family problems. Life is stressful enough and there are people out there to help with our problems. We seem to focus on the “I am ok” mode and that doesn’t work all the time. I feel for his family and pray that they will be ok.
Jacquie Boston Day says
This man was my Dad, he was a hero to me. He saw things on the job that I could not imagine and although his loss has been devastating to me and my family, he is a man of honor and integrity and he choose his way to leave the job. He loved, lived and died being a cop.
We will be hosting a memorial on Sunday July 21st at the FOP Lodge in Hampden from 2-5. Please come and celebrate my Dad if you knew him.
A pleasant man, he was. Mr George (as I affectionately called him) is already missed here in the State House. Hoping the family finds comfort and solace in knowing he meant a lot to so many.
George was one of my best buddies at work. There is definitely a hole in my heart, and this place will never be the same without him. He always had stories and anecdotes from working in Baltimore City that you could count on for a good laugh. George helped me through some tough times, I just wish I could have done the same for him. He was loved by many in Annapolis.
I miss him so much, he always came in early and would leave his lunch cooler and hat out in the hallway. So hard to believe he is gone and won’t be coming into my office on a daily basis with his oranges and bananas.
My daughter would be in my office during her lunch break and she would try and juggle the fruit, drop it and we would just laugh. We could always count on George to make us laugh, if he didn’t walk in with the bananas and we questioned him, he would say, “let me see where I parked those bananas.”
He could have written a book about the stories from Balt. City or maybe not! He was like a member of our family and he is greatly missed and will never be forgotten. We have a lot of very nice memories, but life will not be the same without him. So very sad.