Security Officer Harvey, 51, Dies Vernon Harvey, a six-year employee in the Homewood Security Department, died Friday at the Hopkins Hospital. He was 51. Born in Virginia, Harvey lived in Baltimore County most of his life. Harvey joined the Security Department in 1988 and was known to volunteer for overtime duty and for his patience with students, faculty and staff. "He had a calming effect on people who were upset or confused," assistant director of security Lt. Thomas Douglas said. "He was a very personable officer." Harvey completed firearms training school in 1983 and also went through a special police training program. Throughout his career at Hopkins he received a certificate of award for outstanding service and several letters commending his performance. "He was one fine officer," said Lt. Fred Bindeman, Harvey's supervisor. "He was well liked by students, faculty and staff." Prior to working at Hopkins, Harvey owned a barbershop in Baltimore for several years. He attended the Maryland Hairstyling School and received his masters from the Maryland Hair College. Harvey's wife, Brenda J. Harvey, works in the Custodial Services Department at Hopkins. Additional survivors include a son, Angelo L. Morris; two daughters, Valencia Morris and Lisa V. Cuffee; his father, William Harvey; and two grandchildren. Services will be held today at the March Funeral Home, 4300 Wabash Ave. The wake will be held at 11:30 a.m., followed by the funeral at noon.
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