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WHEREAS, Maryland Law Enforcement Officers, Inc. has a long history of recognizing outstanding law enforcement officers in the State of Maryland; and
WHEREAS, Dfc. Warren Scott Hogan (Dfc. Warren Scott Hogan Pictured in Red Shirt)
WHEREAS, Dfc. Warren Scott Hogan from the Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff, was chosen from 14 nominees from agencies throughout the State as the 81st Annual Merit Award winner; and
WHEREAS, Dfc. Warren Scott Hogan, the night of December 29, 2016, displayed exactly what the award requirement states “this award may be presented to any individual who exhibited exceptional courage, attended by extraordinary decision, presence of mind and swiftness of action regardless of their own personal safety in an effort to save or in the saving of the life of any person or persons in imminent danger, or in the apprehension of a dangerous felon”; and
WHEREAS, Dfc. Warren Scott Hogan saved the life of two individuals as well as his own life by his quick reaction and tactical deployment of his use of force against an armed suspect; and
WHEREAS, Dfc. Warren Scott Hogan, at approximately 0020 hours, responded to a Queen Anne’s County residence for a Domestic Standby complaint, with the live-in girlfriend and were met at the front door by the male suspect and Dfc. Hogan explained the reason they were there, that the female subject needed to gather her belongings; and
WHEREAS, upon entering the residence, the male suspect and the female began to verbally argue and Dfc. Hogan attempted to strike up a conversation with the suspect to get his attention away from the female, which ended a few moments later as he began to follow the female around the residence while arguing with her; and
WHEREAS, Dfc. Warren Scott Hogan made contact with a male teenager in the residence and began conversing with him, putting himself between the teenager and the male suspect who continued to argue with the female, while moving throughout the house; and
WHEREAS, Dfc. Warren Scott Hogan heard a shotgun rack sound followed by a shotgun round being discharged from the hallway area followed by the female fleeing the residence through the front door; and
WHEREAS, Dfc. Warren Scott Hogan was met at gun point as the suspect aimed a 12-guage shotgun directly at him and fired a second time striking Dfc. Hogan in the lower right side abdomen area causing severe trauma and injury; and
WHEREAS, Dfc. Warren Scott Hogan, upon being injured himself, was able to track the suspect as he was being approached, discharged several lethal shots on the suspect, allowing no further injuries to himself or anyone else; and
WHEREAS, Dfc. Warren Scott Hogan exhibited exceptional courage while keeping his presence of mind to make an extraordinary decision to engage swiftness of action that saved not only his life but the lives of others in imminent danger;
NOW, THEREFORE, WE, THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY, do hereby proclaim Dfc. Warren Scott Hogan an outstanding law enforcement officer serving the citizens of Queen Anne’s County and risking his own life and personal safety to save others in imminent danger.
QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTYBOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
from the Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff, was chosen from 14 nominees from agencies throughout the State as the 81st Annual Merit Award winner; and