Council commends Rickwood’s service

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan Capt. Michael Rickwood was commended by the Dorchester County Council June 19, in honor of his retirement after 25 years with the Sheriff’s Office. From left are Sheriff James Phillips, State Sen. Addie Eckardt (R-37), Commissioner Tom Bradshaw (District 5), and Capt. Rickwood.

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan
Capt. Michael Rickwood was commended by the Dorchester County Council June 19, in honor of his retirement after 25 years with the Sheriff’s Office. From left are Sheriff James Phillips, State Sen. Addie Eckardt (R-37), Commissioner Tom Bradshaw (District 5), and Capt. Rickwood.

CAMBRIDGE — The members of the Dorchester County Council on June 19 issued a commendation praising Capt. Michael Rickwood upon his retirement after 25 years of service with the Sheriff’s Office. They were joined in thanking the captain by State Sen. Addie Eckardt (R-37), who presented him with a proclamation from the Maryland Senate, and a Governor’s Citation.
“I enjoyed doing it,” Capt. Rickwood said of his time as a law enforcement officer, adding modestly, “I did what I was paid for.”
According to Sheriff James Phillips, though, it sounds like the captain did more than that.
“Mike came to us straight out of the Marine Corps,” after serving in the Gulf War, Sheriff Phillips said. “He’s an excellent employee and friend.”
Michael grew up in East New Market, the son of Susan Rickwood and the late Jack Rickwood. He graduated from North Dorchester High School. Michael now resides in Preston with his wife, Jennifer, a teacher and his two children.
The Sheriff’s Office is located at 829 Fieldcrest Road in Cambridge. For non-emergencies, call 410-228-4141.

Dave Ryan is editor of the Dorchester Banner. He can be reached at dryan@newszap.com.

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