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Charles County Flag lowered in honor of employee Richard H. Pickeral, Jr.

News Release, Charles County Government

This is to advise that Commissioner President Reuben B. Collins, II, Esq. ordered the Charles County flag to be lowered to half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff on sunset of the day of internment (not yet known). 

This action is to honor Charles County Government employee, Richard H. Pickeral, Jr.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help his wife pay for the Funeral costs. You can go here if you are interested in donating: R.I.P. Richard Howard Pickeral Jr

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