From the Bel Air Police Department:
The members of the Bel Air Police Department sadly announce the passing of Chief of Police, Leo F. Matrangola on July 12, 2015. Leo Matrangola served as the Chief of Police in Bel Air from April 1, 1991 to July 3, 2015. In his time with our agency, he spearheaded many programs and projects that brought consistent and professional police service to the people of Bel Air. Chief Matrangola came to the Bel Air Police Department after serving 21 years in Baltimore County, retiring as a Lieutenant from their Police Department.
Funeral services for Chief Matrangola will be private; a memorial service will follow in August.
From Harford County government:
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman has issued the following statement on the passing of Bel Air Police Chief Leo Matrangola:
“I am saddened by the passing of Bel Air Police Chief Leo Matrangola. He was dedicated to the Town of Bel Air, he loved Harford County and we sincerely appreciate his many years of public service.“
In honor of Chief Matrangola, County Executive Glassman has ordered the Harford County Flag to be flown at half-staff, effective immediately. The flag is to remain at half-staff until sunset on Saturday, July 18, which would have been the occasion of Chief Matrangola’s 63rd birthday.