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Gary Baker

President of Lodge 88

Areas Served Washington County
Meeting Dates 2nd Tuesday of the Month
Meeting Places Barrack "O" Hagerstown
Contact Email info@mta88.org
Contact Phone 240-347-1788
Website https://mta88.org
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MDTROOPERS88

News From Lodge Website

MTA Minutes January 2019

January 9th 2019 | 5:04 pm

Barrack “O” Hagerstown, MD   <img class="alignnone wp-image-19...

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BK “C”Decommissioning

December 31st 2018 | 8:25 pm

BK C Decommissioning  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0NOsLPmOhk

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MSP Takes the Lead in Barricade Situation

December 28th 2018 | 2:51 pm

The following police story is an account of what occurred in one of the most peaceful and crime-free areas of our state. This story just goes to show that our law enforcement personnel never know what’s going to happen on any given day. We regret that this incident resulted in a loss of life but are thankful that no law enforcement or other innocent life ended. This story began around 11:00 AM on the 27th of December, 2018. Maryland State Troopers from the Cumberland Barrack resp...

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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

December 22nd 2018 | 1:03 pm

Members, On behalf of your MTA Lodge 88 officers, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.  May you and your family say safe over these joyous days. We want to thank those members who are working over these same holidays to ensure our safety. Your MTA lodge officers are looking forward to the upcoming year with hope and optimism that 2019 will be better than the previous year. With your help and participation, all things are possible. Be...

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MTA 88 Christmas Dinner

December 17th 2018 | 1:13 am

Lodge members enjoyed a wonderful Christmas Dinner Meeting at the Golden Corral on December 11, 2018.  The dinner meeting was well attended. There were 28 adults and 8 children in attendance.  The dinner buffet was outstanding.  We hope everyone had a great time. On behalf of the officers of your MTA Lodge 88, we want to wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. President – Gary Baker <stron...

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July 2nd 2018 | 1:07 pm

Thank you for your service always and especially over this holiday week. Happy 4th of July!

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April 17th 2018 | 12:07 pm

Did you know if you're a Police Officer, Fire/Rescue Personnel(paid and volunteer) or a Correctional officer living in Washington County, you could be receiving a property tax credit up to $2,500 as approved by the State of Maryland? Only one problem...The Washington County Commissioners office has failed to act on the legislation. HB0979 passed last year authorizes local county and municipal Government bodies the ability to grant up to $2,500 property tax credit to Public safety officials. This bill was passed unanimously by both the House (127-0) and Senate(47-0), yet our local officials have still not acted on this legislation. The First Responders and correctional officers within this county deserve to know if they are supported by the local County Commissioners, especially so close to the impending election. Please take a moment and contact their office voicing your support for the legislation. They can be contacted: Email the Commissioners: commissioners@washco-md.net (This address sends mail to all the Commissioners and their staff.) -President Gary Baker

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March 25th 2018 | 9:33 pm

At the next Lodge meeting on April 10, 2018, the Republican candidate for Washington County Sheriff will be attending our lodge meeting. I hope we can have a good showing and come prepared to ask a few good questions. Brian Albert is from Clear Spring and has announced his Republican candidacy for sheriff of Washington County. Born and raised in Washington County, he has more than 26 years of law enforcement experience. [ 332 more words ] https://mta88.org/2018/03/republican-candidate-for-sheriff/

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March 25th 2018 | 8:21 pm

The following members are not registered on the MTA88.org website and they are not getting up to date information about what is going on at Lodge. If anyone has the below-listed member’s email address, please email it to me, Dan Seiler dan@copscorp.com. Philip Andrews Douglas Bird Michael Brady Robert Breeding Theresa Canfield Andrew Cibula Karen Davis Matthew DeValk Charles Farmer… [ 56 more words ] https://mta88.org/2018/03/help-contact-lodge-88-members/

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March 25th 2018 | 7:08 pm

In attendance: (14) President G. Baker, Secretary R. Shaffer, Treasurer D. Seiler, B. Blubaugh, S. Ciccarelli, R. Narron, D. Bittinger, A. Swope, C. West, E. Burke, J. Hewett, D. Keller, T. Hovermale, K. Baker. This meeting, held at the Hagerstown Barrack, was called to order by President Baker at 6:00 pm. Reading of January minutes waived after a motion from Treasurer D. [ 400 more words ] https://mta88.org/2018/03/mta-88-march-2018-minutes/

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March 19th 2018 | 1:56 pm

Road Dawg Rumble Update: Lodge 88 is sponsoring a half-price table again this year for the Maryland State Police Alumni Association’s Road Dawg Rumble event at Martins West. If any lodge member would like to attend the cost is reduced to only $35 per seat. Please contact Dan Seiler if you would like to reserve your seat, 301-991-4381. We will be carpooling from Barrack “0” again this year. [ 435 more words ] https://mta88.org/2018/03/road-dawg-rumble/

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March 15th 2018 | 1:01 pm

President of the MTA Brian Blubaugh submitted new information about the Pension Reduction Tax laws Brian found a few different articles about the tax deduction modification from the Comptroller site as well as others. Rick is going to post something on the listserve too. PENSION SUBTRACTION MODIFICATION FOR RETIRED PUBLIC SAFETY Posted on Wed 01/03/2018 by fopAdmin In 2017 Governor Hogan signed the bill passed by the state legislature to provide for a $15,000.00 [ 922 more words ] https://mta88.org/2018/03/maryland-tax-reduction-on-penions/

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March 10th 2018 | 9:24 pm

Information on LEOSA firearms qualifications for retirees in Lodge 88 Retiree Range Dates: 2018 LEOSA: 04/02/2018 04/09/2018: ANDY SMITH AVILA HEWITT JULIO HEWITT DAVE ANDERSON HEGEDUS ARDINGER DOUG LOWRY HOZIK YOHMAN PHIL ANDREWS BLENARD BOB REID 04/1/2018 04/20/2018 VINCE MILEO MOST UPDEGRAFF ROBERT ADAMS HARRIS PERKINS GREG JOHNSTON SASSE MCCARTY CLICK MIKE BRENNAN DOUGLAS BIRD ED CROUSE BERNARD BITTINGER 04/25/2018… [ 73 more words ] https://mta88.org/2018/03/l-e-o-s-a-firearms-training-schedule/

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March 4th 2018 | 9:30 pm

There is a new section on our website called Police Stories. If you have a story about something that happened to you, email the text to Dan Seiler at email address dan@copscorp.com. A lot of exciting things have happened to our members over the years. Dan will be happy to do the editing and publish your information on our MTA 88 Website. You can preserve a little bit of your police history by posting your story. See the latest Police Story by clicking here. https://mta88.org/2018/03/police-stories/

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March 3rd 2018 | 3:30 pm

At the next Lodge meeting on 3/13/18 at 5:00 pm Dan Seiler will bring up fundraising issues. Dan has procured a sample memorial brick from Bricks R Us. As some of our Lodge members know, our local source for getting engraved bricks is no longer available. Dan has looked into several alternatives for getting suppliers and if the membership approves we will continue our Memorial Walk at Barrack “O” with the new brick supplier. [ 33 more words ] https://mta88.org/2018/03/fundraising-for-lodge-88/

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