He died suddenly in his sleep
Brunswick, MD (KB) On Tuesday, Brunswick Police Department Chief, Milton Frech Jr., passed away of natural causes.
Frederick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, Todd Wivell, reported that deputies were dispatched to the 9200 block of Waynesboro Road in Emmitsburg this morning around 8:30 am. The deputies were called to assist the Maryland State Police with a person in cardiac arrest. That person was Chief Frech. Frech was pronounced dead at the scene.
Frech became the Chief of Police for Brunswick in 2016, and he remained on duty until this day. Prior to becoming the Chief of Police, Frech began his career in law enforcement with the Baltimore City Police Department from 1987 – 1989. He joined the Frederick Police Department in 1989 and served until 1993 when he joined the FSCO as a school resource officer. He was also a narcotics and vice team member, a community response team member, and a training officer. He retired from the FSCO in 2007 and became the Assistant Chief of Police for Brunswick.
Brunswick Mayor Nathan Brown stated:
“Today, the Brunswick Community has lost a member of our family. Chief Frech was well known in our community and will be deeply missed. He advanced the Brunswick Police Department by leaps and bounds when he joined many years ago and his approach to community policing was appreciated by everyone. His memory will live on in the relationships he established within the City and the greater Brunswick community. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Milt’s family and many friends.”
FCSO Sheriff Chuck Jenkins said:
“The passing of Milt Frech is a tremendous loss for his family, the Town of Brunswick, where he proudly served as chief, and the entire Frederick County community. Milt was an outstanding and dedicated law enforcement officer throughout his distinguished career, a life of service to this entire county. We all lost a very good friend, who was so well thought of by everyone who knew him professionally and in his personal life. I extend my sincere condolences to the entire Frech family.”