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John Carradine
50 Years Ago: Bel Air police chief celebrates 25 years on the job

As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, April 12, 1962: Chief J. Vaughan McMahan celebrated his 25th year of service with the Bel Air Police Department. McMahan's only complaint was that there was no retirement system in place for county employees. He was quoted as saying about his time with the police department: "My philosophy is service to all and enforcement to those who need it, with a real human and tolerant attitude." Then-editor John D. Worthington donated a complete record of The Aegis on microfilm to the Harford County Library. The paper has been in existence in Harford County since 1856. The Aegis was one of the longest running publications in the...