A group of deputies from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office was deployed to one of the most unstable areas of Baltimore Tuesday evening to assist police from around the region in controlling unrest roiling through the city.
The Sheriff’s Office sent 22 deputies to assist police in Baltimore overnight; those personnel returned to Harford County Tuesday morning, Kahler said. A second contingent of the same number of deputies was deployed Tuesday to the area of North Avenue between Fulton and Pennsylvania avenues, a site that was the epicenter of violent protests which broke out Monday afternoon.
Kahler said the deputies volunteered to render assistance and are working on overtime.
In a social media post, Aberdeen Mayor Michael Bennett confirmed that officers from the Aberdeen Police Department had also responded to help the Baltimore City Police Department.
“The City of Aberdeen has sent our Deputy Police Chief along with a Cpl. and police officer to be part of a response with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office to the City of Baltimore. Please keep them in your prayers as we look to have a quiet evening,” Bennett wrote.
The Bel Air and Fallston volunteer fire companies also sent equipment and personnel to Baltimore Tuesday morning, joining a number of jurisdictions from around the region in aiding the city’s fire department.
According to Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company spokesman Rich Gardiner, donations of supplies for emergency responders downtown began pouring into the company’s Hickory Avenue headquarters Tuesday morning. Donations included a large contribution from the Havre de Grace Pepsi plant, as well as a delivery truck from a Riverside rental company.
“The outpouring (no pun intended) of donations has been astronomical,” Gardiner wrote in a social media posting. “There have been cars lined up in front of the BAVFC all morning long, non stop bringing in food and drink for those downtown.”