Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Theodore Dennis Wolf, Sr.

Maryland State Police, Maryland

End of Watch Thursday, March 29, 1990

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Reflections for Corporal Theodore Dennis Wolf, Sr.

I worked as a manager and bartender for Nolan's Irish Saloon on Rt. #1 in Elkridge MD back then. I had to close up every night. It was pitch dark, isolated, and somewhat unsafe. Cpl Wolfe would stop by every now and then just to check on the place around closing time. He did this because he was patrolling the area. He would sit out in the parking lot in his cruiser sometimes. I always appreciated it. Then, I didn't see him for awhile and found out he had been killed on 95, very close by. I was sad to hear that. I often think of him and say a prayer when i drive up 95 and see the sign with his name on it. He was a good officer. It's been a long time, but i just wanted to say something about his service. He cared about people.

Theresa McGrath
Citizen he protected

October 31, 2020

I was 17 my dad (now retired) Sgt. Joseph J Caspar had called to talk about the upcoming weekend trip and asked if I had seen the news he then told me that he knew trooper Wolf and was a friend. My heart goes out to loved ones and the fallen not a police officer myself I still have great respect and admiration for all they do to those of you still on the job thank you and please be safe

Joseph Caspar

March 24, 2020

I am sorry that you had to leave under these circumstances but it was your time and you family will be taken care of by the state of MD. You knew what the risk was when you took the job, it like being in the real military. So you went in to battle you lost, but your lost, your fight will help other officers learn from this, you save a life, no you save many live, from your fall so I know you are look and saying keep going my fellow co-worker keep going, my new life is just being, so live your life I'll see you at another place when we stand before (him) the almighty.

Former PO R. Blunt
NYPD

December 22, 2019

We need the death penalty!

Robert WhiteHead
S&W Controls inc.

May 9, 2019

Corporal Wolf, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 16, 2019

I drive by the sign where Cpl. Wolf was shot every time I come off shift from HoCo. I remember when it happened like yesterday.

With a recent loss of a fellow fire fighter, I reflect even more every time I pass the memorial sign, treasuring the time I have with my wife and kids. Look forward to meeting Ted in the future. (Matt. 5:28,29; John 11:11-44).

FF Thomas Skiles
HCDFRS

August 14, 2018

Terrible Corporal Wolf. But your bravery and honor protecting Maryland folks won't be forgotten. Sad if a former police officer was involved. too many folks walking around society with their screws loose. My dad was a former NewYork City officer for thirty-eight years.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 19, 2018

Happy belated bday!!!

Anonymous
MSP

March 4, 2018

Remembering you this week Brother as Chair of Fallen Heroes for the Police Training Commission. You and your family are in our prayers.

Cpl. Bruce Lohr, Retired
Howard County PD

May 17, 2016

I remember this occurring...TRUE TRAGEDY!!!

R.I.P. Brother & may GOD continue to BLESS your family!!!

Lt. Robert (Bob) Fulton, Sr.
MPDC (Retired)

March 30, 2016

Dear Ted,
It is hard to believe it is 26 years since we lost you on 95 N/B at Rt. 175. I remember talking to you and Trooper Pruitt at the Royal Farm Store at 2345 hours on the 28th. I never thought for a moment the next time I saw you would be 4 hours later after you were taken from us. Those of us at the HCPD that had the pleasure of working with you, knew you had our backs on many serious calls. "Lest We Forget" and I shall never forget about you.

Ricky D. Johnson
Howard County Police-Former

March 30, 2016

Ted, I knew you well. We worked the same patrol area and I still remember at court asking to go first because "If I don't get home, my wife will kill me" as you tugged on your tie. You were always joking, but could hold your own in the many bar fights we would respond to.
Years later, I was involved in a serious departmental collision and was in and out of it. I remember you telling me, "I am holding you steady because I think you may have broken you neck. Don't worry, the chopper is on its way." I told him that the chopper wouldn't fly as I had just come from a fatal collision involving an off-duty officer and it would not fly then. He said he would try again. He covered my eye with a coffee cup, as a shad of glass has cut through the lower eye lid. Needless to say, I survived and retired a few years later due to the injuries - but I will never forget the kindness that Ted showed me. God bless and Thanks I a world that uses the word HERO too often - you were and ARE a hero.

Edward J Puls Jr
Howard County PD Ret

March 29, 2016

I was working that morning in the Wilkens Precinct of Baltimore County. I had just gotten off work to go away with my family when I heard that they found the animal's car behind a gas station on my post. I felt horrible going away with my family knowing that you would never do the same. Rest in Peace Brother.

Officer William Goodman
BCoPD

March 29, 2016

Recently, I was a guest speaker for a Criminal Justice class at a local community college. During the class I was asked the question, what was one of your most difficult moments during my career? Ted's murder immediately came to mind but I found it difficult to talk about. Later, I realized I had an opportunity to tell a story about a great man and what it means to give the ultimate sacrifice and to wear the badge proudly. If given the chance again I won't pass. As a Howard County Police Officer of only five years, I was the first officer to arrive at the murder scene of Trooper Ted Wolf. On that particular night I was working patrol a few miles from Jessup. When I heard the dispatched call to check on the welfare of a MSP Trooper on I-95 my throat got a big knot in it because I knew Ted was working the part of the I-95 corridor. As I got onto I-95 I saw his cruiser idling on the shoulder with its traffic lights on. I pulled my cruiser behind Ted's and knew something was wrong immediately. I approached his vehicle from the passenger side and my heart stopped beating which seems like forever. HCPD and MSP had such a great working and friendly relationship that Ted's death made an impact on my police life from that point on. I don't think I ever started a shift without thinking about Ted. I am proud to have worked closely with Corporal Ted Wolf and the MSP family. It's been 24 years and I will never forget that night or the man you are. God blessed us all. RIP
Ted God

Retired Corporal Michael Williams
Howaed County Police Department

November 3, 2014

I graduated from Glen Burnie High School with Teddy. He was always full of life and don't remember anyone who didn't respect or like him as he was a friend to all. The last time I saw him was at our 20th GBHS reunion. It had been 20 yrs since we had seen each other and longer since my husband Dell had seen him, since he graduated from Severna Park High in '68. We had such a great time and hearing about this brought tears to my eyes as he is missed so much. I had never read this article or the memories of others and I must admit it was very difficult and yet loving memories and memorials to a man and his family who will be forever changed. God bless all of those who protect us and their families. Ginny may God be with you and your children, although they are grown by now, and know that Teddy is still protecting you and us all. I met you the day after the reunion as we had a cook out on the day after the reunion. This would be the last time I would see Teddy. His badge will shine forever as a star to guide us.

Linda Moberg
friend

December 28, 2013

I remember Ted coming into my paint store in Ellicott City, Md., when he was working on his house. Mike Weal would sometimes be with him. At that time, Mike was the Assistant District Attorney of Howard County.The two would sometimes stop in together to drain the coffee pot and donut box. We would talk about a lot of different subjects or discuss their house plans with for fed back or improvements. I'm a child of the late 60's and never understood the name calling of officers. Yes I grew my hair long and broke a few very minor laws probably like all. I attended a Baltimore City Police Officer's funeral. I made mention to a tv reporter that, "It's funny, when you're cursing an officer for the traffic ticket you just got and you more than likely deserve, he (or she) is the same person you pray to get to you in a hurry when you or your family is under gun fire, being held up or coming home to a break in.
I pass by that section of 95 in Jessup and still think about those times with a family of a wonderful and three chrildren. He was just doing his job some would say.

Robert Rubin
Citizen and Friend

October 1, 2013

I remember my Dad telling me about the sad news that day and how my family was just in shock, I grew up in Montgomery County. I never forgot your last name. I remember while in college we took a "Field Trip" to the jail and one of the Guards pointed out the Coward and stated that was the person who killed Trooper Wolf. I will never forget his face as he laughed and joked with his fellow inmates. I drive past your memorial sign on I-95 everyday I go to work (Prince George's County Police Dept.) and give you a thumbs up just like I do at every other Officer down memorial sign in the state wherever I go. But tonight I just had to look up your name hoping I could see the year it happened and hopefully a picture. I'm glad I did!! Now I have a face to go along with your name. I had never met you, but I will never forget you!!

Cpl. Travis Fowble #2551
Prince George's County Police Dept

September 14, 2013

Ted was an outstanding Trooper and beloved member of the Maryland State Police Family. There was not a day during my career that I did not think about Ted when I went to work. I believe Ted looked over his broter and sister Troopers and still does to this day. May god Bless Teds family

Lieutenant (Retired)
Marylaand State Police

March 29, 2013

I remember Ted when he worked part time at B.W.I. Airport to fill much needed vacancies. A good guy. I also played softball with him on an opposing team. It was a sad day when I learned of the shooting and another, when the report was released, describing the prosecution.

TFC Robert Goodman
MSP B.W.I. Airport Division

March 29, 2013

rest in peace cpl wolf

pfc j pease
cmpd-retired bpd

March 29, 2013

Teddy,
Still remember my senior year in high school when you were taken from us. Your memory is remains alive from all your brother troopers. We speak about you often during softball tournaments and gatherings. Thinking of you on this day!!

Sgt. Brian K. Smith
Maryland State Police

March 29, 2012

Rest in peace and may god bless you corporal Wolf

Lt.J.Pease
B.P.D

March 29, 2012

Has it been so long? I remember vividly the you lost your life. You are not forgotten. Thank you for your service and may you continue to rest in peace.

A Johnson

February 10, 2012

Cpl. Wolfe

I never personally knew you, i was not even born at the time, but my parents worked with you in MSP for several years, and from how they spoke of you it was clear you were a truly dedicated and good police officer. My parents were heartbroken when they heard of your passing, and even though i never met you, i am crushed that such a well liked and honest person and officer as yourself died too young.

"the thin blue line just got thinner tonight, with one officer less the stars don't shine as bright..."

Erich Goetz

June 25, 2011

When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge - Proverbs 14:32.

Never forgotten.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

March 29, 2011

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