To Elkton Police Det. Andrew Tuer receiving the Maryland Police Executive Association’s “Top Cop of the Year” award this week during the Maryland Municipal League convention in Ocean City. Selected from a field of 24 nominated officers with municipal agencies throughout the state, Gov. Larry Hogan presented Tuer with the “Top Cop” plaque and an official Governor’s Citation during a PEA breakfast meeting. Tuer was lauded by his peers for his volunteerism and mentorship, for example, his faithful work with the Elkton Boys & Girls Club, his involvement in the planning and execution of the annual National Night Out event in August and his participation in other communityrelated projects. They also praised Tuer for his handling of a high-profile double-murder case in which two Hollingsworth Manor teens, ages 16 and 19, disappeared on back-to-back days in August 2014. His leadership secured an indictment and plea in the case that ultimately yielded the hidden locations of the victims’ bodies, providing closure for their families. Tuer was characteristically humble in accepting his award from his peers, but we’d like to extend a hearty congratulations for the honor.