Robert Courtney Swartz, 63, of Manchester, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at York Hospital.
Born May 12, 1951, in Wheeling, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Robert and Dorothy Swartz. He was the husband of Mary Ellen Sommers Swartz, his wife of 29 years.
He was a police officer
with the Baltimore County Police Department for 20 years, where he was a member of the Elite Baltimore County Special Weapons and Tactics Team, and also served as a counter-sniper. After retirement, he worked as a bailiff for the Circuit Court of Carroll County and for a short time worked for the Carroll County Sheriff's Office as a courtroom security officer.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, had attended St. Peter's Lutheran Church, and enjoyed hunting, shooting and fishing.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are sons Robert Lee Swartz and wife Denise, of Hampstead, Christopher David Swartz, and Jonathan William Swartz, both of Manchester; and a granddaughter, Taylor Swartz.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Eline Funeral Home, 934 S. Main St., Hampstead.
A funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Elm Grove Cemetery in Wheeling, West Virginia, at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the
, 1301 York Road, #404, Lutherville, MD 21093.
Online condolences may be offered at www.elinefh.com
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