Johns Hopkins Gazette: September 19, 1994

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
    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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