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Sheriff’s Office seeks assistance with information on fatal collision

Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland; December 12, 2014 ----- On Wednesday, December 10th, 2014, at approximately 5:53 pm, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a single vehicle into a utility pole and tree. On the following day, December 11th, the Sheriff’s Office was notified that the driver, identified as Kyle Edward Burdette, age 28, of Westminster, had succumbed to his injuries.

Crash Reconstruction Unit members from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office are investigating this incident, and are seeking any potential witnesses that may have been in the area around the time of the collision. Anyone who may have seen the involved vehicle, a gray, 2006 Subaru WRX, or any other unusual traffic in the area of Old Manchester Road and Gahle Road, Westminster, on Wednesday evening are asked to contact M/D Powell at 410-386-2900 or




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Sheriff’s Office Administrator graduates from FBI National Academy

Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland; March 28, 2014 ----- The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce the graduation of Lt. Christopher Orwig from Session 256 of the prestigious FBI National Academy. The FBI National Academy is internationally known for academic excellence, consisting of 10 weeks of advanced investigative, management, and fitness schooling for selected law enforcement executives from around the world. Class 256 consisted of 221 students,   including international students from 23 countries including Peru, Chile and South Africa.

Instruction is provided by FBI Academy instructional staff, Special Agents, and other staff members holding advanced degrees, many of whom are recognized internationally in their fields of expertise.

Lt. Orwig is currently assigned as the 1st line administrator for Patrol Squad 1. He began working for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office in 2004, and has spent time as a patrol deputy, Union Bridge community deputy, criminal investigator, and patrol supervisor. Prior to employment with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Lt. Orwig served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and worked at the Salisbury Police Department from 1999 until 2004. He has a criminal justice degree from Wilmington College, and is currently working on his Masters.



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