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Sheriff Bane to Continue Public Safety Initiative in Edgewood

Deputies Assigned Early this Year to Remain in Community

(Edgewood, MD – December 15, 2006) — Harford County Sheriff L. Jesse Bane has announced the continuation of the public safety enhancement for the Edgewood community begun earlier this year. Sheriff Bane made the announcement during the dedication of a tree Thursday evening in memory of Derald Guess who was murdered in December 2004.

In August of this year, seven seasoned deputy sheriffs were temporarily assigned by former Sheriff R. Thomas Golding to the Gang Suppression Unit and the Community Action Response Team (C.A.R.T.) to help patrol communities within Edgewood. The deputies have maintained a high profile during peak hours and have worked closely with various Harford County governmental agencies to address quality of life issues.

During his remarks to the citizens of Edgewood, Sheriff Bane stated the deputies assigned to these specialized units will continue in force until further notice. Sheriff Bane indicated he will meet with members of his command staff to determine future allocation of deputies to patrol the Edgewood area in an effort to combat gang violence and gang related criminal activities.