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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

1st female Episcopal bishop of Maryland responsible in fatal hit-and-run

BALTIMORE – The Episcopal Church of Maryland says its first female bishop was the driver in a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist in Baltimore.

Diocese spokeswoman Sharon Tillman confirmed Monday that Bishop Suffragan Heather Cook was the driver in the Saturday afternoon crash in which 41-year-old Tom Palermo was killed.

On Monday, a small makeshift memorial sat by the roadside where Palermo was killed. The road included a designated bike lane.

Neither Cook nor her attorney, David Irwin, responded to emails and calls for comment Monday.



Anonymous said...

And then there is this:

In 2010, Cook was charged in Caroline County with driving under the influence of alcohol and with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia, according to online court documents. She received probation before judgment for the DUI and the marijuana possession and paraphernalia charges were dropped.

What a disgrace!!! The Episcopal church has blood on their hands- they enabled this fool.

Anonymous said...

From reading several accounts of the 2010 arrest for multiple substance issues, it is beyond my imagination that her church subsequently promoted her with full knowledge of the 2010 arrest.