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Herb Michael, longtime volunteer with Howard County police, dies

Herb Michael, longtime volunteer with Howard County police, dies

Herbert Michael Sr., a Navy veteran and insurance agent who found his passion in retirement volunteering with Howard County police, died of dementia May 22 in hospice care in Southern Maryland.

Mr. Michael was 88 and had accumulated more than 27,500 volunteer hours as an auxiliary police officer for nearly two decades. His service far exceeded the 16 hours required each month of an auxiliary officer — exceeded it by almost eight times — and he was named Howard County's auxiliary of the year four times before he left the force three years ago.

Auxiliary officers direct traffic, write parking tickets and perform security checks on homes. Mr. Michael also found an elderly woman...

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