The University of Maryland Division of Student Affairs organized a Veterans Day program to honor University students, faculty and staff who who served in the Armed Forces. Several police officers and civilian employees of the University of Maryland Department of Public Safety were recognized. Captain Robert Mueck, former Army and Coast Guard Reserve, and current Deputy Commander of the UMDPS Support Services Bureau spoke at the event. The event took place November 9, 2012, at the University of Maryland Memorial Chapel.
"The parallels drawn between military and law enforcement service are vast and the line between them is often blurred. Both are fighting a war—with our military fighting overseas and our law enforcement often fighting the war on crime domestically. Both professions require courage and bravery—and breed American heroes." - Craig Floyd, Chairman and CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
We are forever indebted to our officers and employees, and all veterans who served this great nation in military service.
University of Maryland Department of Public Safety Officers and Employees who Served or Are Serving
Captain Robert Mueck - Army; Coast Guard Reserve Lieutenant John Cassady - Coast Guard Reserve Lieutenant Brian Lintz - Air Force Sergeant Shawn Elliott - Marine Corps Sergeant Greg Brown - Army Reserve; Served in Iraq Corporal Jerry Martin - Air Force Master Patrol Officer Michael Balagtas - Navy Master Patrol Officer Garwood Diggs - Air Force Master Patrol Officer Jonas Ellis - Army Master Patrol Officer Dwight Franklin - Army National Guard; Served in Afghanistan Master Patrol Officer John Hampton - Air Force Master Patrol Officer Roy Hill - Marine Corps Reserve Master Patrol Officer Alex Smallwood - Army National Guard; Served in Iraq Master Patrol Officer Tonya Walker - Army Master Patrol Officer Dillon Williams - Marine Corps Private First Class Vincent Deere - Air Force Mr. Jaap Bier - Army Mr. Brian Parham - Marine Corps Mr. Tim Spencer - Marine Corps Mr. Arnold Young - Army