STATE POLICE MOURN PASSING OF FORMER SUPERINTENDENT
Colonel George B. Brosan, of Annapolis, Md., died last evening after a valiant battle with a lengthy illness. He served as Maryland State Police Superintendent from November 1, 1985 to April 22, 1987.
“Colonel Brosan led the members of the Maryland State Police by example and served the people of our state with a diligent commitment to excellence,” Colonel Brown said. “He recognized the important statewide public safety role of the Maryland State Police and worked throughout his tenure to enhance the effectiveness of the law enforcement services our troopers and civilian employees provided to our citizens.”
Governor Harry Hughes appointed Colonel Brosan to the position of Maryland State Police Superintendent. His appointment came following the retirement of the previous Superintendent, Colonel Wilbert T. Travers, Jr.
Prior to his appointment as Superintendent, Colonel Brosan had served in law enforcement for 26 years. He was a member of the New York Police Department from 1959 until 1962, when he became a special agent for the U.S. Customs Service. In 1973, he joined the Drug Enforcement Administration. He served as Special Agent In Charge of the Baltimore office from 1977 to 1984, before being appointed Deputy Assistant Administrator of the DEA.