Hagerstown Police Department (Maryland)

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The Hagerstown Police Department (HPD) is a full-service agency servicing a population of 36,953 people in 11 square miles (28 km2) within the municipality of Hagerstown, Maryland, United States.[1]


Hagerstown Police Memorial

There have been six line-of-duty deaths within the HPD.[2]

  • Officer Charles E. Gall, EOW October 10, 1866
  • Officer Murphy E. Flory, EOW June 26, 1901
  • Officer John C. Middlekauff, EOW August 17, 1914
  • Chief of Police George W. Fridinger, EOW February 28, 1918
  • Officer Lynwood N. Vewcomer, EOW June 3, 1951
  • Officer Donald Ralph Cline, EOW December 13, 1975


The Chief of Police (as of 2000) is Arthur Smith.[3]

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Coordinates: 39°38′45″N 77°43′35″W / 39.64583°N 77.72639°W / 39.64583; -77.72639