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Former Sheriff Moyer Dies at 83

Theodore S. Moyer served as Harford County Sheriff from 1981-1986.

Theodore S. Moyer, who served as Harford County Sheriff from 1981 to 1986, died Monday at his home in Edgewood. He was 83.

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

“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. He will surely be missed by all who knew him."

Moyer is survived by his wife, Elaine, and three sons. He was a Harford County resident since 1951.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mountain Christian Church at 1824 Mountain Road in Joppa. A reception will follow the service at Richlin Ballroom at 1700 Van Bibber Road in Edgewood.

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