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Roger L. Wissman, retired Baltimore County police officer, dies

Roger L. Wissman worked for 27 years at Precinct 4 in Woodlawn.
Roger L. Wissman worked for 27 years at Precinct 4 in Woodlawn.(Handout / HANDOUT)

Roger L. Wissman, a retired Baltimore County police officer who enjoyed farming, died Feb. 12 of pancreatic cancer at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster. The Manchester resident was 79.

Roger Lindlay Wissman, son of Charles Wissman, a Westinghouse Electric Corp. radar worker, and his wife, Thelma Wolfe Wissman, a homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised in Woodlawn.

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Mr. Wissman was a 1958 graduate of Milford Mill High School and served in the Maryland National Guard from 1962 to 1970. Before joining the Baltimore County Police Department in 1970 as a patrolman, Mr. Wissman worked at Westinghouse Electric Corp. in Linthicum.

He spent his entire 27-year career in law enforcement at Precinct 4 in Woodlawn, where he rose from patrolman to patrol wagon driver, and finally as a member of the warrant and summons squad. He retired in 1997.

Mr. Wissman was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 4.

He and his wife of 56 years, the former Joan E. Welden, lived on a small farm in Manchester where they grew hay and kept three horses.

Mr. Wissman enjoyed hunting and was a member of the Jefferson Sportsman’s Club in Jefferson, Pennsylvania, and the National Rifle Association.

He was a member of Deer Park United Methodist Church in Finksburg.

Funeral services were held Feb. 17 at the Eline Funeral Home in Hampstead.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Wissman is survived by two sons, Ray Wissman of Fairfield, Pennsylvania, and Russell Wissman of Spring Grove, Pennsylvania; and a granddaughter.

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