Baltimore City Police
Hall of Fame Nominations
Like anything on this site we want your input, we want nominations of all types, nominate officers for a Dedication Page, an Officer of the Year, Fallen Officer, Line of Duty Inured Officer, or now a place on the Hall of Fame. I can't help but think, someone might end up on one or more of these various pages. Which is important because while this page says, Hall of Fame Nominations, it will also be used for all of the other Baltimore Police History recognition pages within this site, and you might be interested to know, you don't have to say, you are nominating them for a particular page, we are not saying you can't, only that you don't have to, we'll review all applications/nominations and if we think they are not a good fit for the hall of fame, we might still find they are an important part of another group on the site and as such we will consider them for wherever it is we think they belong, to a point of bringing them up before others on our board to see what others think and we'll push for them to be added to the site where we think they best fit. We know everyone in our agency deserves some form of recognition, and that realistically not everyone will receive the kind of remembrance that they might feel they deserve or that they might not know they deserve. We hope to be able to make sure our police receive some kind of recognition. So while we would like to see everyone that is nominated added to the Hall of Fame page, we also realize that it is not possible for everyone to be added. It can be like our commendation awards, where sometimes the difference between a Bronze Star and a Silver Star is barely recognizable. Ken has said for many years, that when an award is issued, it should increase the meaning of the award for others that may already have it, rather than to dilute its meaning by watering down the requirements. With this anyone that gets one can hold their head higher knowing it is not just something given out, like participation awards. Those that are approved will have earned it. That goes for any of the lists/pages on this site. But we can't do it alone. Ken and Patty will take the information sent to them and use it the best way they can, with hopes of preserving and telling visitors of the site about Baltimore Police history. They will use a group of retired and active police to vote on each nominee to see who gets which award, or who is added to what page.
So, we hope you will be able to help with more than a name, and that you will help locate pictures, as we all know how much pictures help to tell a story, but more importantly, we need a narrative; tell us why you feel the officer should be on the Hall of Fame. After having read this you might think your nominee better deserves a Dedication page, a Line of Duty Injured page, or a Baltimore Police History Website, "Officer of the Year" Etc. If so, write that, in your application. We will consider it anyway, but it could speed the process if you know up front they are more appropriate for a certain page and you want to guide us in that direction. Give us the
Years Worked -
District / Unit -
Your Name -
Contact Info -
Relationship to Nominee -
Send pictures, newspaper articles, reports and any other documentation you may have to us, either through the mail, or email
Baltimore Police Historical Society
8138 Dundalk Ave
Baltimore Md 21222 Attn: Retired Detective Kenny Driscoll
OR SEND AN EMAIL TO US AT
The more info we have the better our chances will be in making our decisions as to what we will do. Also, we have decided not to just do things based on Patty or Ken's feelings, instead we will be running this almost the way they run the distress funds. we will be assigning a random number using a program that spits out random account numbers. From then on the case will not have names attached to it, only the narrative, this was it will not be any perceptions of anyone being approved or denied based on favoritism or any kind of animosity.
In short, if you give us as much information as you can, we can never have too much information, and with whatever we have we will make sure the proper recognition is provided. Ken has a few active and retired officers that are ready to start reading and researching nominations and making sure our police are added to the proper list. But as you can see it takes more than a name, we need help, and that means, having the applicant gather as much of the information for us, Photos always help, Newspaper articles or police reports are powerful and almost demand the nominee get the proper recognition.
Copyright © 2002 Baltimore City Police History - Ret Det Kenny Driscoll