Lawrence Chester Stinnett, former sheriff of Calvert County, dies at 79

WASHINGTON — Lawrence Chester Stinnett, who served as Calvert County Sheriff between 1990 and 1994, died on Jan. 5 at his home in Broomes Island, Maryland. He was 79.

Stinnett was born Dec. 4, 1938, in Prince Frederick, Maryland. He served as a Maryland State Trooper for 24 years before being elected Sheriff of Calvert County in 1990. After serving as sheriff, Stinnett went on to work as a process server for 20 years and also worked at the A&P Grocery store.

Stinnett is remembered as being a jokester and a very hard worker. He loved horse racing, watching baseball and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by a daughter and grandchildren.

Zeke Hartner

Zeke Hartner is a digital writer/editor who has been with WTOP since 2017. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University’s Political Science program and an avid news junkie.

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