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Maryland State Police host 'Blessing of the Badge'

Friday - 2/24/2012, 3:13am  ET

PIKESVILLE, Md. (AP) - Maryland State Police are hosting a "Blessing of the Badge" ceremony to recognize the courage and dedication of emergency service workers around the world.

The annual breakfast event at the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company on Friday is presented by the Maryland Chapter of NOBLE, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.

At least 15 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and two fire companies will be represented at the event.

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