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Alvin J.T. Zumbrun, criminologist
Alvin J.T. Zumbrun, criminologist

Alvin J.T. Zumbrun, a criminologist whose career in teaching at various colleges and police academies spanned more than four decades, died Tuesday of cancer at his Catonsville home. He was 88. "During his 40-year career teaching law enforcement officers criminal justice, Dr. Zumbrun had a great impact on the safety of Marylanders," said Maryland State Police spokesman Gregory Shipley. "He was absolutely committed to this training." The son of Alvin Zumbrun, a Pennsylvania Railroad locomotive engineer, and Mary Kathyrn Zumbrun, a homemaker, Alvin John Thomas Zumbrun was born and raised in West Baltimore. He attended City College and withdrew to join the Navy in 1943....