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Community Mourns Major Robert Leatherman

Washington County Sheriff's Deputies say Major Leatherman, a patrol officer, passed away following a long battle with cancer.
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Md. - The Washington County community is mourning the loss of one of their own, Major Robert Leatherman. 

Washington County Sheriff's Deputies say Major Leatherman, a patrol officer, passed away following a long battle with cancer. Deputies say Bob was a dedicated servant for the citizens of Washington County. 

During his career deputies say Major Leatherman obtained numerous accomplishments, including graduating from the FBI National Academy, obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Studies from Frostburg State University, completing the Howard County Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics School and serving as one of the original members of the Washington County Special Response Team. 

In addition to his law enforcement career, Major Leatherman retired from military service with more than 23 years of service, serving both in the United States Marine Corps Reserves and the Maryland Army National Guard. 

Deputies say Bob was a devoted son, husband and father. They say he will be greatly missed by those who knew and worked with him. 

Major Leatherman's law enforcement career began in 1984. 


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