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DETECTIVE SERGEANT BOB BAESCHLIN'S 96TH BIRTHDAY
MY THREE HEROES IN THE DEPARTMENT WERE RICE TURNER, JOHN RHOADS AND BOB BAESCHLIN. CPL.TURNER BROKE ME IN WHILE IN UNIFORM. LT. JOHN RHOADS WAS MY COMMANDER IN THE HELECOPTER PROGRAM AND IN 1968 DETECTIVE SERGEANT BOB BAESCHLIN BROKE ME IN AS A GENERAL ASSIGNMENT DETECTIVE, BEFORE WE HAD SPECIALTY INVESTIGATIVE UNITS. ALL THREE WERE CHARACTERS BUT BOB BY FAR WAS THE MOST"UNIQUE" CHARACTER I HAVE EVER HAD THE PLEASURE TO WORK UNDER.
AT THE TIME BOB WAS 47 AND TO A YOUNG 26YR. OLD, HE WAS AN OLD GRUMPY,CIGAR CHEWING,FORMER WWII MARINE THAT CUSSED LIKE THERE WAS NO TOMORROW.HE NEVER HEARD OF THEN OR NOW THE TERM OF BEING "POLITICALLY CORRECT". HE WAS THE BEST STREET DETECTIVE I HAVE EVER KNOWN. HE MADE DET. SGT. TWICE, AFTER GETTING BUSTED IN RANK FOR TELLING A HIGH RANKING OFFICIAL AT THAT TIME WHAT HE COULD KISS BUT GOT HIS RANK BACK LATER UNDER A NEW CHIEF, GEORGE PANAGULIS. BOB LIVED IN KENTLAND AND ALSO WORKED HARD AND BECAME THE CHIEF AND PRESIDENT OF THE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT THERE. BOB WORE A HEARING AIDE HIS ENTIRE CAREER AND ALWAYS HAD A SLIGHT LIMP. IN THE 1950'S ANOTHER FORMER MARINE ON THE DEPT. AT THAT TIME, PHIL KEARNS HELPED BOB TO GET HIRED ON TO THE DEPARTMENT EVEN WITH THE MEDICAL INJURIES THAT HE RECEIVED IN COMBAT IN WW II.
BOB WAS 20 WHEN THE JAPANESE ATTACKED PEARL HARBOR AND HE JOINED THE MARINES. HIS HEARING WAS BADLY DAMAGED DURING THE BATTLE OF GUADALCANAL, WHEN HE ALLOWED ANOTHER MARINE TO REST A BAR, A LIGHT MACHINE GUN, ON HIS SHOULDER TO BETTER SIGHT IN ON THE ADVANCING ENEMY DURING COMBAT. BOB WAS ALSO SHOT DURING THAT FIREFIGHT AND RECEIVED THE PURPLE HEART. HE NEVER TALKED ABOUT THIS UNTIL I ASKED HIM ABOUT IT AT HIS 96TH BIRTHDAY LUNCH, WHILE EATING RIBS AND DRINKING A BEER THIS PAST NOV.11, 2017 NEAR HIS HOME IN MIRAMAR, FLORIDA.
I GAVE BOB THE PGPD'S MILITARY VETERANS COIN MADE BY FOP89, FOR HIS "CONTINUED SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY"AS STATED ON THE COIN, FOR HIS BIRTHDAY FROM THE DEPARTMENT. HE WAS VERY TOUCHED AND HONORED TO HAVE BEEN A UNITED STATES MARINE AND A PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY POLICE OFFICER. BOB ALSO WAS AN EARLY OFFICER, WAY BACK THEN, OF THE NEWLY FOUNDED FOP89 AND DEEPLY LOVES THE HIS FOP AND POLICE DEPARTMENT. BOB IS THE OLDEST LIVING RETIREE AND ONE HELL OF A GUY. HE STILL HAS HIS SENSE OF HUMOR FOR LETTING ME SLIP IN THE PRINCESS BALLOON, WHEN I WAS TAKING PICTURES ON HIS BIRTHDAY.
PROUD TO BE HIS FRIEND, MIKE FLAHERTY #177
BOB LIVES WITH HIS DAUGHTER, PENNY AND WOULD CERTAINLY ENJOY A CARD OR EMAIL...FORTUNATELY, HE REALLY HAS A HARD TIME HEARING ON PHONE CALLS.
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It is with Deep Sadness that the members of the Retired Association are notified of the death of Brother Preston Asbury #1062 after his courageous fight with cancer. Preston joined the department in 1982 and retired in 2003. He was 58 years old.
Viewing: Friday, September 21st. 1500-1700 hrs. and 1900 -2100 hrs.
Location: Gasch's Funeral Home, 4739 Baltimore Ave. Hyattsville, MD 20781 (301) 927-6100
Service: Saturday, September 22nd 1000 hrs.
Location: Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 4902 Berwyn Rd College Park, MD 20740.
A repast will be held after the service at the church.
Internment: A procession will leave the church at approximately 1245 hrs. for Holly Hill Cemetery,
10201 Bird River Rd. Baltimore, MD 21229
It is with deep sadness that the Retired Association is notified of the death of retired Sergeant Kenneth Bogue 672. Sgt. Bogue succumbed to an illness directly related to his work at ground zero while working for FEMA, immediately following the attacks of September 11, 2001. Sgt. Bogue served the Prince George's County Police Department from 1974-1998. Sgt. Bogue is the father of retired Major Jason Bogue #2054.
A celebration of life will be held at FOP 89 in the near future, details will be posted once finalized. Please keep the entire Bogue family in your thoughts and prayers.
The official date for my father Mike Scalise, my Step Mother, Carol Scalise, and my Aunt Joyce's " Celebration of Lives" is Friday September 21st @ Mt Calvary Catholic Church in District Heights MD. Time still not set but should be 9 or 10 a.m. Following the service will be the burial @ Resurrection Cemetery. Thank you all for your patience through all of this and all are invited to attend to be a part of honoring their lives. Please don't hesitate in messaging me any questions you may have.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Robert Gawne, Father in Law of retired member Stephen Bigelow. Mr. Gawne was 90 years old and survived by a many family members and friends.
The visitation and funeral services are Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22. the link below will take you to the obituary and specific information regarding the location and times for the visitation and funeral services. Please keep the Bigelow family in your thoughts and prayers https://www.borgwardtfuneralhome.com/bwt/printnotice/Robert-Gawne/1o/0c/0q/0d
District I is saddened to inform you of the death of LaVern Green C1079. LaVerne passed away this morning on her 58th birthday surrounded by her loving family. Please keep the Green family in your thoughts and prayers
The funeral arrangements for Ms. LaVerne Green C-1079 are as follows:
The date for the service is Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Viewing/ Funeral Service
Matthews Memorial Baptisit Church 2616 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE. Washington DC 20020
Viewing: 0900-1100 - Service: 1100-1200
Burial: Resurrection Cemetery 8000 Woodyard Road Clinton Maryland
FOP Lodge #89- downstairs 2905 Old Largo Road Upper Marlboro MD 20772
Preston Asbury (#1062 retired) has ended his cancer treatment and will be starting hospice today. Preston retired in 2002 and joined the National Institutes of Health Police along with several fellow PG retirees. More info when it becomes available.
Brother and Sisters,
Brother Pat Grogan wants to thank all the well wishers who called to check on his wife, Regina, during her hospital stay. Regina returned home Tuesday September 4, 2018. Pat wants to especially thank Tim and Sally Bowen who came to the ICU when Regina was moved there in the middle of the night. He thanks Mike Landrum and Sallie Musser, Benny and Karen Gilbreath for their visits to the hospital. Pat is just overwhelmed with the feeling of family.
From Brother Rick Welsh:
Retired Brother Larry Baranski is in failing health with cancer. The doctors can't agree on how much longer he will survive but do agree that his time is short being measured in months or weeks.
In a recent conversation with Larry, he wanted to have his fellow retirees know that he appreciates their friendship, support and prayers over the years. He wants us to know that he is in good spirits and would like to hear from anyone who would like to call or send a letter.
His phone number is 478-788-3180 and is address is 5945 Falcon Way, Lizella, Georgia 31052-1110
He's not much on email although his wife Irene has an email address of email@example.com.
From Brother John Rhoads:
I have been informed that Betty Armstrong, wife of deceased brother Edward Armstrong has cancer and is not expected to live more than a month.Her address is 1892 Gusten drive,Suffolk Va 23434
Please keep Betty in your Prayers.
Bonnie Glaubitz - This is a Bob Spigner update: Bob, His Mom and the Doctor and the powers that be had a meeting this morning.....Bob will not be going back to the Apartment with his Mother, his new home is room 239 in the Health Unit for the rest of his life. He is not a Happy Camper....very depressed. Bob has to be lifted with a lift into his wheelchair which he can't use alone because of his impaired vision....he runs into things, he can't stay in it very long it hurts his back, when in bed he has to be turned periodicaly in the bed to prevent bed sores, he has a hard time eating, I don't know what else to say except its very sad.....his Mom said she never thought at age 87 she would have to live alone, she thought Bob would be taking care of her. Please if you get time visit him. He needs to know he hasn't been forgotten I am told he can't use the phone but cards and visits are welcome. Brother John Davey went by to visit Bob and found him at this address. 11750 Asbury Circle Solomons, MD 20685 room 240
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