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Leonardtown, MD- On April 12, 2019, Col. William Pallozzi recognized sworn and civilian personnel who uphold the highest traditions of the Maryland State Police and the law enforcement profession. Their daily concern for others helped make citizens safer on the highways and in our communities across the state. The following personnel were recognized for their exceptional service:

  • Cpl. Evan Krenik as the Leonardtown Barrack’s Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year
  • TFC Jason Mulhearn as the Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Year
  • Police Communications Supervisor Diana Riley as the Leonardtown Barrack’s PCS of the Year
  • Police Communications Operator Louise Beers as the Leonardtown Barrack’s PCO of the Year
  • TFC Brandy DiToto received an MSP Life Saving Award for her actions on December 4, 2018, see below.

On Dec. 4, 2018, TFC Brandy DiToto responded to the 22000 block of Athlone Drive, Great Mills, MD for the report of a shooting. TFC DiToto responded with officers from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. TFC DiToto located a male subject lying in the front yard of a residence, bleeding heavily from gunshot wounds to his torso and face. TFC DiToto immediately retrieved her medical bag from her patrol vehicle and began to render aid to the victim by wrapping the wounds and applying pressure until the scene was safe for medical personnel to respond in. 

While treating the victim, TFC DiToto had the forethought to question him regarding the shooting because the shooter was still on the loose. TFC DiToto obtained essential information to identify the shooter and his possible whereabouts.

Once the area was determined safe, the Lexington Park Rescue Squad personnel took over care for the victim. The victim was ultimately flown by MSP Trooper 7 to a trauma center for further treatment. The victim remains alive and is recovering from his injuries.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

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