Former Harford County Sheriff Ted Moyer Honored

County executive sets day of remembrance, reviews Moyer's public service.

Former Harford County Sheriff Theodore "Ted" Moyer was laid to rest Saturday.

To coincide with the memorial service, County Executive David Craig declared Sept. 22 a remembrance day in honor of Moyer and his service to the community.

Theodore S. Moyer served as Harford County Sheriff from 1981 to 1986. He died Sept. 17 in his Edgewood home at the age of 83.

Moyer was appointed to the position of sheriff in 1981 and elected in 1982. He also served 30 years with the Maryland State Police, retiring as a major.

Not long before his death, Moyer gave his grandson, Drew Moyer, his State Police retirement badge, according to a release.

“We lost a great man in Sheriff Moyer," Harford County Sheriff L. Jesse Bane said in a prepared statement. "History will remember him for his contributions to the State of Maryland as a member of the Maryland State Police and for his contributions to Harford County as Sheriff.

"Those who knew him on a more personal level will remember him for his devotion to his family and for his devotion to our youth. We wish him God’s speed (sic). He will surely be missed by all who knew him."

Moyer moved to Harford County as a young trooper in 1951. It was there he met his wife Elaine—a Harford County native—and together they raised a family in the county, according to a release from Harford County Government.

He was known for loving Baltimore sports teams and supporting Harford County youth, especially of the greater Edgewood area, the release states.

He is survived by his wife and three sons.


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