Remembering the Navy Yard fallen: 12 diverse stories come to a sudden end

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Away from work, Mr. Read’s LinkedIn profile listed model railroading, home brewing and dogs as interests.

Richard Michael Ridgell, 52, Westminster, Md.

After a long career with the Maryland State Police, Richard Michael Ridgell worked as a security guard at the Navy Yard.

The graduate of Brooklyn Park High School was known to friends as “Mike” or “Mr. Mike.” He helped coach a Westminster Jaycees girls softball team on which one of his daughters played.

Those daughters remained important to him.

“Love my Girls!” Mr. Ridgell tweeted last month.

This article is based in part on wire service reports.

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