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Officer First Class Richard "Mark" Bremer

October 23, 2008


Officer Bremer was killed in an automobile collision while pursuing a suspected drunk driver who refused to stop. Officer Bremer was pursuing James Franklin Sweeney Jr. for a traffic violation in the 400 block of West Patrick Street. It was determined Sweeney had outstanding theft warrants. During the pursuit Officer Bremer lost control of his patrol vehicle and crashed in the wooded area in the area of the 400 block of East South Street. Responding officers located his wrecked cruiser minutes later. The suspect was located at a nearby hotel and arrested on outstanding warrant. Sweeney received 9 years of incarceration and 2.5 years of probation.

Sergeant Harry P. Phillips

February 11, 1962


Sgt. Phillips died during the early morning hours after being struck in the chest during a struggle to apprehend a prisoner from an assault that occurred in the 200 block of West Patrick Street. The Sgt apparently suffered a heart attack inside his police patrol cruiser while enroute to Frederick Memorial hospital.

Officer John H. Adams

August 9, 1922


Officer Adams was killed by William A. Stultz when coming to the aid of Sheriffs Deputies. The Deputies were shot by Shultz while attempting to take possession of a vehicle which had been levied. Officer Adams and Officer Walsh arrived on scene; Officer Adams attempted to contact Shultz when he was struck in the neck with a shotgun blast through the front door. Officer Adams was shot in the right side, just above the shoulder. He died before he reached the hospital. Officer Walsh crawled alongside the house and fired his weapon in the direction he thought the shot come from. When Shultz was taken into custody he was found to have been struck in the hip by one of the rounds fired by Officer Walsh. November 10, 1922, at about 1830 hours William A. Schultz was hanged for the murder of Officer Adams.

Sergeant Lewis F. Carter

September 7, 1921


Sgt. Carter suffered a heart attack while testifying during a court trial and died.

Henry Adams



Adams was hired as a Special Police Officer for the elections in 1879. While at the polling place a fight broke out. Someone struck Henry Adams from behind with a brick wrapped in a bandana. Officer Adams died of his injuries in the spring of 1880. His son (John H. Adams) was 4 years old at the time.

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