On Thursday, September 18, 2014, Scott Howard, son of Captain (Ret.) and Mrs. Jack Howard,  passed on to a better place.  Those who knew Scott will recall what a remarkable and courageous man he was.  He served, for several years, with the Maryland State Police as a caretaker at both the Leonardtown and College Park Barracks. Scott was also a member of the Maryland State Police Alumni Association.  One of Scott’s goals in life was to obtain his commercial drivers license and operate dump trucks and tractor trailers.  In order to reach his goal he left the State Police and began his career with the State Highway Administration.  Scott operated a variety of equipment with SHA and after much training and study, he earned his commercial license and began operating dump trucks and snow plows.  Scott was an outstanding employee, his pride and dedication to duty was obvious.  He readily volunteered to work additional hours during emergencies and was a team player.  Scott was always ready to regale you with events of the day.  In addition to work, Scott was a proud member of the Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department always pitching in and helping where needed.  Life was good!
 
Early one morning life changed forever.  While driving to work, Scott became the victim of a horrific traffic collision and thus began his battle for survival. While Scott had overcome challenges in life with the grit and courage that few can muster, nothing held a candle to what was to come.  Many thought Scott could not survive given the extent of his injuries.   However, with the amazing medical treatment and care provided by skilled and dedicated doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals, coupled with the prayers and care of family and friends, Scott lived.  The battle was just beginning, the remarkable and courageous nature of this man was just beginning to show.
 
The arrangements for Scott’s funeral are as follows:
 
Viewings will be held at the Raush’s funeral Home, 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, Md. 20736 on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM
A memorial service to celebrate Scott’s life will be held on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM  at the funeral home, with burial to follow at Lakemont Cemetery, Davidsonville, Md.  Scott loved the Maryland State Police. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations by made in Scott’s honor to the MSPAA Memorial Fund c/o Lt. (Ret.) Ken Harry at 18710 Falls Road, Hampstead, MD. 21074.  This Fund is dedicated to the re-establishment of the Maryland State Police Museum, and continued maintenance of the Walk of Honor and the Fallen Heroes’ Monument.
 
Major (Ret.) Chuck Hutchins

 

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