5 Baltimore County officers recognized for service


Officer Frederick J. Carter Jr., who developed two projects educating children on crime prevention and police work, has been cited for outstanding performance and service to the community by the Baltimore County Police Foundation.

Already the winner of two Governor's Crime Prevention awards and the 1994 Baltimore Sun Police Officer of the Year, Officer Carter was among five members of the county force who received top honors and $500 checks at the foundation's 15th annual awards dinner Thursday night at the Towson Sheraton.

Officer Carter of the Towson Precinct created the COPS Trading Card project in which more than 40,000 cards with pictures of county officers and crime prevention tips were distributed to elementary students. He also devised the "Crime Fighter's Club," a program for third-graders that included poster contests and police demonstrations.

Also honored were:

* Detective Sgt. Janet L. Stabile of the community resources section, recipient of the Distinguished Contribution to the Profession Award for helping community leaders develop a countywide coalition of Citizens On Patrol groups.

hTC * Officer William P. Harmon of the Wilkens Precinct, given the Exceptional Police Performance Award for solving a series of burglary and auto theft cases, and arresting a repeated child molester.

* Officer James Graham of the Essex Precinct, given the Valor Award for rescuing a mother and child from a domestic dispute.

* Cpl. James J. Reilly of the support systems section, given a Community Service Award for work on extensive community projects in the eastern part of the county.

Nominations are made by a department member and evaluated by each nominee's supervisor and a commendation committee. Winners are chosen by the foundation's awards committee, which includes law enforcement officers and members of the business community.

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