Annapolis Sunday Capital (Newspaper) - February 17, 2013, Annapolis, Maryland
FEB. 17, 2013
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-I feel like it's a service I can give. It \s not taking money out of my pocket. Every day's a Sunday for retirees. ”
— Dr. Roy Myers
Dr. Roy Myers, 73, the Anne Arundel County Fire Department’s medical director, is responsible for overseeing emergency medical technician training, assessing firefighters’ performance in the field and implementing new techniques and equipment. He is an unpaid volunteer.
By Matthew Cole - The Capital
A ‘voluntary compulsion’
Unpaid retired surgeon has built up county emergency medical services
By BEN WEATHERS Staff Writer
For more than 30 years Dr. Roy Myers has worked to ensure that Anne Arundel County firefighters are well equipped to provide medical care when they arrive on the scene of an auto accident or at a home where someone has just had a heart attack.
And while officials in surrounding jurisdictions could have made millions of dollars by doing that work for
so long, Myers, the fire department’s medical director, has made nothing.
"I feel like it’s a service I can give It’s not taking money out of my pocket, ’ said Myers, a retired surgeon at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. “Every day’s a Sunday for retirees,”
Myers, 73, is responsible not only for overseeing emergency medical technician training, but for assessing firefighters’ performance in the field
and implementing new techniques and equipment.
In neighboring Baltimore County, the job he does here comes with an annual salary between $70,600 and $97,500. Prince George’s County’s medical director has an annual salary of $100,000; in Howard County, it’s $145,900.
Myers has no plans to stop, and the (See MYERS, Page A14)
Flowers, candy... and a warrant
Queen Anne's sheriff airs special Valentine’s Day offer
By BEN WEATHERS Staff Writer
The video opens with a shot of heart-shaped balloons as Muzak jazz plays in the background.
The next shot shows hands opening a huge box of “Sheriffs Sampler" chocolates. The hands belong to Queen Anne’s County Sheriff Gary Hofmann.
The sheriff explains he had a lonely Valentine’s Day last year. No one took him up on his offer to personally give a dozen roses to the members of the county’s “Most
Wanted” to turn themselves in, he says.
But this year he had a new offer. Hofmann says he will give the roses instead to spouses or significant others who provide information that leads to an arrest.
“This will be between just you and me,” Hofmann says, as an animated twinkle gleams from his teeth.
Hofmann then rattles off a list of this
(See SHERIFF, Page A13)
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Committee set to tackle gun control, death penalty
Debate over whether gun bill should be complete or broken into parts
By ALEX JACKSON Staff Writer Guns and death.
That's what state Sen Brian E Frosh said his Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee would “likely" be discussing Thursday, when it sits down to vote on whether to send bills to the Senate floor.
Frosh, D Montgomery, the committee chairman, expects a spirited debate before the votes on Gov Mar tin O’Malley's gun control bill and his proposed repeal of the death penalty So far those bills, two of the most controversial of the session, have not ad vanced in the House of Del egates. But Frosh is willing to move quickly on both Still, he said, “a lot of people will have a lot to say about both bills. ’
O’Malley’s Firearm Safety Act of 2013 would ban mill tary style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips, mandate fingerprinting and licensing for future gun owners, and put a 10-round limit on weapons.
Many have said the sweeping gun control
(See BILLS, Page A9)
• Anti-gun control sentiment high at town hail meeting, Page A10
QftC's MOST^Queen Anne's County WANTED^Sheriff Gary Hofmann
In a screen capture from the Valentine’s Day edition of the Queen Anne's County’s Most Wanted video series, Sheriff Gary Hofmann has a special offer of a dozen roses for spouses or significant others who provide information that leads to an arrest of someone on the list.
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