A TRIBUTE TO DR. JAMES P. McGEE; Congressional Record Vol. 151, No. 132
(Extensions of Remarks - October 18, 2005)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                    A TRIBUTE TO DR. JAMES P. McGEE

                                 ______
                                 

                     HON. C. A. DUTCH RUPPERSBERGER

                              of maryland

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, October 18, 2005

  Mr. RUPPERSBERGER. Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise before you today 
to recognize the dedication of one individual who continues to play a 
vital role in the prevention and development of innovative programs 
which address and combat Federal crime.
  Dr. James P. McGee, the retired Director of Psychology and Director 
of Law Enforcement and Forensic Services at Sheppard Pratt Hospital 
located in Baltimore, Maryland, has served the law enforcement 
community in a variety of ways while remaining dedicated to improving 
and expanding existing crime prevention programs.
  Most recently, Dr. McGee spent 30 days in the Gulf region to assist 
Hurricane Katrina's victims, spending the majority of his time 
counseling officers of the New Orleans Police Department. There, he 
spearheaded ``Operation: Call a Cop,'' a program in which sports 
figures both current and retired, politicians, and celebrities call one 
of the police officers with encouraging words to express their belief 
of what a remarkable job the officers have done, and are continuing to 
do in Louisiana. This project has raised the spirits of the people we 
rely on most to rebuild communities, to reestablish a safe environment, 
and to restore hope to those affected by Katrina.
  During my years as County Executive of Baltimore County, I worked 
closely with Dr. McGee. He provided over 15 years of service as Chief 
Psychologist of the Baltimore County Police Department. He also 
directed psychological service programs for Maryland and Delaware State 
Police.
  He is known for being one of the country's leading sports 
psychologists having counseled amateur athletes, including Olympic Gold 
Medal winners. He was the team psychologist for the Baltimore Orioles 
for 8 years, receiving a World Series ring for his special contribution 
to the Orioles last World Series Championship season.
  Dr. McGee's recent publication of ``The Classroom Avenger,'' an 
article describing a hypothetical person, who potentially possesses 
tendencies of violence in a school setting, received national 
recognition. In addition to this acknowledgment, segments of the work 
he did on a UNABOMBER Profile submitted to the FBI were used in search 
warrants relating to that case.
  Dr. McGee has stamped the law enforcement community with his 
commitment to Federal crime prevention. His passion for psychological 
counseling and his honed skills in this field have enabled him to 
thwart corruption and administer to the prevention of mayhem.
  I ask that my colleagues in the House of Representatives please join 
with me today to recognize Dr. James McGee for the tremendous 
contributions he has made to not only the Federal law enforcement 
community, but also to the people of the United States.

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E2106]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




                    A TRIBUTE TO DR. JAMES P. McGEE

                                 ______
                                 

                     HON. C. A. DUTCH RUPPERSBERGER

                              of maryland

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, October 18, 2005

  Mr. RUPPERSBERGER. Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise before you today 
to recognize the dedication of one individual who continues to play a 
vital role in the prevention and development of innovative programs 
which address and combat Federal crime.
  Dr. James P. McGee, the retired Director of Psychology and Director 
of Law Enforcement and Forensic Services at Sheppard Pratt Hospital 
located in Baltimore, Maryland, has served the law enforcement 
community in a variety of ways while remaining dedicated to improving 
and expanding existing crime prevention programs.
  Most recently, Dr. McGee spent 30 days in the Gulf region to assist 
Hurricane Katrina's victims, spending the majority of his time 
counseling officers of the New Orleans Police Department. There, he 
spearheaded ``Operation: Call a Cop,'' a program in which sports 
figures both current and retired, politicians, and celebrities call one 
of the police officers with encouraging words to express their belief 
of what a remarkable job the officers have done, and are continuing to 
do in Louisiana. This project has raised the spirits of the people we 
rely on most to rebuild communities, to reestablish a safe environment, 
and to restore hope to those affected by Katrina.
  During my years as County Executive of Baltimore County, I worked 
closely with Dr. McGee. He provided over 15 years of service as Chief 
Psychologist of the Baltimore County Police Department. He also 
directed psychological service programs for Maryland and Delaware State 
Police.
  He is known for being one of the country's leading sports 
psychologists having counseled amateur athletes, including Olympic Gold 
Medal winners. He was the team psychologist for the Baltimore Orioles 
for 8 years, receiving a World Series ring for his special contribution 
to the Orioles last World Series Championship season.
  Dr. McGee's recent publication of ``The Classroom Avenger,'' an 
article describing a hypothetical person, who potentially possesses 
tendencies of violence in a school setting, received national 
recognition. In addition to this acknowledgment, segments of the work 
he did on a UNABOMBER Profile submitted to the FBI were used in search 
warrants relating to that case.
  Dr. McGee has stamped the law enforcement community with his 
commitment to Federal crime prevention. His passion for psychological 
counseling and his honed skills in this field have enabled him to 
thwart corruption and administer to the prevention of mayhem.
  I ask that my colleagues in the House of Representatives please join 
with me today to recognize Dr. James McGee for the tremendous 
contributions he has made to not only the Federal law enforcement 
community, but also to the people of the United States.

                          ____________________