Category: First Responders Staff

George Torbert

At age 17, an Army recruiter approached George while he was cutting school. A few placement tests and parental approval, he later jointed the Army. He began his military career as an Army medic and graduated from the U.S. Army’s Practical Nurse Course in 1989. He retired from the U.S. Army in 2003. Like much …

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Matt Chrest

Matt began his public service in 2004 as a volunteer fireman/EMT-B in Harford County.  During his ten years of service, he attained the rank of Fire Sergeant.  This is where Matt’s desire to pursue a career in law enforcement began and he joined the Baltimore Police Department.  His police service started with mid-night shift foot …

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Michael F. Jones

Specialized traffic details and Flex unit. Officer of the Month March 2018 Officer of the Month November 2018 Officer of the Month May 2019 Silver Star recipient

Sgt. Kathy Jackson

Detective Sgt. Kathleen Jackson, (Retired) Baltimore Police Dept. (1995-2021). U.S. Army Veteran (1st Gulf Wartime Vet) 1987-1995. Kathy was the soldier of the year in 1990 at Ft. Meade and in 1991, she received the highest award, The Army Commendation Award. The National Law Enforcement and First Responder Wellness Center at Harbor of Grace is …

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Lt. Rob Quick

Rob retired from Baltimore Police Dept. after twenty-six years and a day. He performed a variety of supervisory tasks that include acting liaison between the BPD and various federal law enforcement partners including the DEA, ATF, FBI and U.S. Marshal Service.  Rob specialized in crisis management at a mid-level management position and supervised hundreds of …

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Sarah Dziwanowski

Sarah is a licensed clinical social worker and board approved social work supervisor.  She received her MSW from Tulane School of Social Work, with a concentration in disaster mental health in 2011. Sarah has worked in a variety of health care and interdisciplinary settings that include mobile crisis in Anne Arundel County specializing in grief, …

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John Becker, Jr.

John’s experience as a police officer, clinician, program director and peer gives him the total understanding of substance abuse and mental health challenges that our nation’s first responders face today.  John is the founder of Guardian Recovery Services, a private practice that provides counseling to First Responders. John holds a B.S. in Behavioral Health Counseling …

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Jay Cooper “Coop”

Coop graduated from Harford County Sheriffs Office Training Academy in 1998.  Worked 3 years for Cecil County Sheriffs Department and spent the last 20 years at Havre de Grace Police Department, where he remains an active officer.  The majority of his career has been in patrol and spent 9 years as a K-9 handler while …

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Casey Cameron

Casey is a life time resident of Havre de Grace, Maryland. Dealing with addiction in his family since his early teen years. Casey has been a first responder since he was 16 years old and works as a career FireFighter/ EMT for the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.

Kelly Backman

Kelly grew up in rural area of Minnesota and spent his childhood on the family farm. He joined the Fergus Falls Fire Department in 2001 and later  graduated from Alexandria College with a degree in Law Enforcement. Throughout his law enforcement career he worked as a Correctional Officer, Police officer, County Deputy, and a Special …

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