MSPAA Trooper of the Year 2022
The Maryland State Police Alumni Association is proud to announce their selection of the 2022 Trooper of the Year. This award has been a tradition with the organization for over sixty years. We are honored to recognize the hard work that all our nominees did over the past year as they each combat crime on our streets and highways. Our troopers are great. Our nominee pool consisted of heroic events, life-saving measures, high traffic and criminal enforcement, and continued dedication to the community and its citizens.
Congratulations to the MSPAA Trooper of Year, Senior Trooper Kelly Jaskiewicz of the Criminal Enforcement Division.
Pictured here are Left to Right
Colonel Roland Butler, Superintendent
S/Tpr Kelly Jaskiewicz, Awardee
And members of the MSPAA Trooper of Year Committee
Bernie Spangler, Chair
Synopsis of Events / Accomplishments
S/Tpr Kelly Jaskiewicz began her MSP career in 2008 working road patrol for nine years at Glen Burnie and North East barracks. In 2017 she was assigned as an investigator in the Criminal Enforcement Division, Northern Region investigating armed robberies, attempted murders, mass stabbing, several rapes and child sexual abuse cases as an investigator.
In 2020, S/Tpr Jaskiewicz was assigned a 2002 cold rape case. S/Tpr Jaskiewicz attended a training seminar where information on emerging investigative techniques including forensic genetic genealogy (FGG) was provided. As a result, S/Tpr Jaskiewicz involved the Baltimore Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Field Office to provide assistance on the FGG research. S/Tpr Jaskiewicz and the FBI made a presentation to the Cecil County State’s Attorney’s office in FGG procedures and a court order was later obtained.
S/Tpr Jaskiewicz reinterviewd the victim who resided in Louisiana conducting a forensic interview. A suspect was developed and surveillances conducted. After surreptitiously obtaining DNA evidence from the suspect, and comparing it with evidence from the original 2002 rape kit, the suspect was arrested.
An extensive bank fraud investigation by S/Tpr Jaskiewicz involved several banking institutions located in four different counties. The exhaustive investigation resulted in five suspects identified and arrested.
In 2022, an extensive child sexual abuse case investigated by S/Tpr Jaskiewicz involved four daughters raped by their father. One of the daughters provided DNA evidence which was kept following a sexual encounter. The father also raped his wife. S/Tpr Jaskiewicz charged the father in both cases and he is currently in prison.
In 1962, the Alumni Association selected it’s first “Trooper of the Year”. Then and now each new Trooper of the Year is chosen from a field of outstanding Troopers that have been recommended by their commanders. The MSPAA Trooper of the Year is selected by the Alumni’s Trooper of the Year Committee, which is made up of a cross section of retired troopers. The award for the preceding year is always made in May of the following year.
MSPAA Trooper of the Year Annual Luncheon
Saturday, June 24th 2023 at 11:30AM – 2PM
We will be honoring our new 2022 MSPAA Trooper of the Year
Enjoy a delicious meal and good friends.
Dutch’s Daughter Restaurant
581 Himes Ave. Frederick, Md 21703
From I-70 East, Take exit 11 from US-15 N/US-340 E.
Take exit 52B to merge onto US-15 N/US-340 E toward Gettysburg.
Take exit 11 to merge onto MD-180 W
Follow MD-180 W and turn right onto Himes Ave to your destination.
Please complete the Attendance Form and mail to:
18710 Falls Rd.
Hampstead, MD 21074
Please pay by check only.
Questions? Please use the contact information on the form.
Advanced Reservations ONLY!
** Please respond before June 10th, 2023**
Previous MSPAA Troopers of the Year
*Denotes Troopers that were also selected for the Department’s Trooper of the Year.
|2022||S/Tpr Kelly Jaskiewicz|
|2021||Pending due to assignment.|
|2020||TFC Evan Ruggles|
|2019||S/Tpr Christopher R. Toey|
|2018||TFC Charles M. Tittle|
|2017||TFC John B. Wildman|
|2016||Tpr Charles M. Tittle|
|2015||TFC Randolph S. Marshall|
|2014||M/Tpr Frank Fornoff|
|2013||S/Tpr Merlin Myers|
|2012||TFC Christopher R. Toey|
|2011||TFC Ryan A. McNeely|
|2010||TFC Robert G. Iman|
|2009||TFC Jerry S. Warner|
|2008||TFC Anthony D. Dudek|
|2007||TFC Jason L. Stevens|
|2006||TFC Daniel S. Everett|
|2005||TFC Colin R. Sweitzer|
|2004||TFC Christopher M. Conner|
|2003||TFC Richard E. Carroll III|
|2002||TFC Kevin M. Moriarity|
|2001||* TFC Robert J. Stryjewski Jr.|
|2000||TFC Richard T. Bachtel|
|1999||TFC J.B. Robinson|
|1998||TFC Thomas Lubinski|
|1997||TFC Christopher Hannon|
|1996||TFC Ronald Coccodrilli|
|1995||* TFC Ronald W. Cullison Jr.|
|1994||TFC Ronald Yaniga|
|1993||TFC Richard J. Schelfe|
|1992||TFC Michael D. Kretzer|
|1991||TFC Robert V. Calo|
|1990||TFC Carl D. Miller|
|1989||TFC Steven L. McCarty|
|1988||TFC James S. Emerick|
|1987||TFC David C. Reichenbaugh|
|1986||TFC William E. Smith|
|1985||TFC Homer R. Rich|
|1984||TFC Wendell R. Cover|
|1983||TFC Chester M. Miller|
|1982||TFC Terry W. Custer|
|1981||TFC William M. Glime|
|1980||TFC Albert L. Liebno|
|1979||TFC Harry J. Spicer|
|1978||TFC Theodore D. Wolf|
|1977||TFC Gerald P. Taylor|
|1976||TFC William E. Vogel|
|1975||TFC Robert A. Ventura|
|1974||TFC James F. Mayo|
|1973||TFC David W. Michael|
|1972||TFC George H. Davis|
|1971||TFC John W. Reburn|
|1970||TFC Robert E. Middleton|
|1969||TFC John O. Himmelmann|
|1969||TFC Emerson M. Hoopes|
|1969||TFC John W. Shelly|
|1968||TFC Patrick J. Bucher|
|1966||TFC Bernard Chabot|
|1965||TFC Alan G. Coonradt|
|1964||TFC Harold Phillips|
|1963||TFC Samuel O. Tharpe|
|1962||TFC Top E. Barnes|
|1961||TFC Robert J. Weisenmiller|
Last Modified: 20230720-0851