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County Executive Leopold Posthumously and Honorarily Promotes County Police Officer

Annapolis (February 19, 2008) - In honor of Corporal Frank Anthony Spadaro’s tireless work ethic and his devotion to the Anne Arundel County Police Department, County Executive John R. Leopold will posthumously and honorarily promote Spadaro to the rank of Police Sergeant tomorrow. Spadaro, 45, died of natural causes at his home on February 12.

"Anne Arundel County is fortunate to have a cadre of talented and outstanding officers who routinely go above and beyond the call of duty," said County Executive Leopold. "It is my honor to salute and acknowledge the outstanding service of Corporal Spadaro."

Corporal Spadaro started with the Anne Arundel County Police Department in 1994 after serving eight years as an officer with the Baltimore County Police Department. During his tenure with the Anne Arundel County Police Department he was honored several times for his dedication and commitment to the citizens of Anne Arundel County.

"Frank Spadaro exhibited a passion for helping others to assist those in need," said Police Chief Colonel James Teare. "He was steadfast in his dedication to professionalism and was well-liked and respected by members of the Police Department and will be sorely missed. He will always remain in our memories as a dedicated member of the Anne Arundel County Police Department."

A highly decorated officer and widely recognized in the community, in 1999, Spadaro was nominated as the Baltimore Sun Police Officer of the Year. In 1999 he was also nominated for the Maryland Law Enforcement Officer’s Distinguished Service Award. In 2004, Detective Spadaro received the Department’s Unit Citation Award for his work as a member of the Western District Problem Oriented Policing Section.

A devoted husband and father, Spadaro leaves behind his wife, Mary, and their two sons, Frank and Andrew.

A viewing will be held today from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Singleton Funeral Home located at 1 Second Ave. SW in Glen Burnie and funeral services will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church located at 7436 B& A Blvd. in Glen Burnie. Interment will immediately follow at Glen Haven Memorial Park.


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