Retired Baltimore officer hired as Hampstead's 4th 0) policeman
Raymond J. Trawinski was ceremonially sworn in as Hampstead's fourth police officer at a Town Council meeting Monday night.
The veteran of 23 1/2 years with the Baltimore City Police took his real oath July 6, when he started the $20,500 job.
He has an A.A. degree in law enforcement from Essex Community College. In Baltimore, he spent five years as a patrol officer, followed by 19 years as a detective investigating burglary, homicide and automobile theft cases.
He said he had been "just waiting" for an opening in the Hampstead area, and when the town decided to hire a fourth officer, he jumped at the chance to "retire and come to a more personal atmosphere."
Officer Trawinski said he has lived in Hampstead for 19 years.
A single parent, he said he is looking forward to working closer to his two sons still at home, John, 14, and Joe, 12. His oldest son, Steve, is following his father's lead into a career in police work.
Chief Russell said Officer Trawinski's skills in investigating homicides and burglaries will complement the Hampstead department.
* Lineboro: Lineboro firefighters assisted York County, Pa., companies in extinguishing a field fire at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday. They were out for 51 minutes.