On May 1, Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Marcus L. Brown acknowledged the outstanding contributions of a retired Major and Carroll County resident who continued to serve and support troopers through his service as a trustee on the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System Board.

Major (Retired) Morris L. Krome, of Carroll County, was presented a Superintendent's Commendation by Colonel Brown. The presentation came during ceremonies that acknowledged more than 100 state troopers, civilian employees, and allied law enforcement personnel for their bravery, commitment, compassion and outstanding service to the people of Maryland.

"After 29 years as a sworn state trooper, Major Krome continued his service to the men and women of the Maryland State Police during more than 23 years of working on pension issues, including 16 years as a member of the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System Board of Trustees," Colonel Brown said. "His valued leadership has helped guide the board and he contributed significantly to the enhancement of benefits for state troopers and their families. He continues to be an important member of the Maryland State Police family whose dedication to his fellow troopers will long be remembered."

Major (Retired) Krome spent 29 years with the Maryland State Police, serving as commander of the Maryland State Police Personnel Management Division, and later as Assistant Chief to the Administrative Bureau. This is where his interest began in retirement issues.

Following his retirement in 1991, Major Krome served on the Department of Legislative Reference's Pension Code Revision Sub-Committee with the Maryland State Retirement Agency. He began representing the interests of troopers on employee organizations and testified before the Maryland General Assembly on retirement issues.

Major Krome was then elected to the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System Board of Trustees in 1998. He will have served four terms on the Board of Trustees when his retirement takes place in July 2014.