In Memoriam: Ronald M. Haddaway, 57, Baltimore Museum of Art Security Director

July 24, 2006

Ronald M. Haddaway, the Baltimore Museum of Art's security director, who earlier served in the Baltimore County Police Depart- ment, died of cancer Monday at his Parkville home. He was 57.

Born and raised in Lutherville, he joined the county Police Department after his 1966 graduation from Dulaney High School.

Initially assigned to Cockeysville, he became a Criminal Investigation Division detective for four years. He was part of the team that helped solve the 1976 kidnapping of newspaper delivery boy Billy Arthes.

In the late 1970s, he moved to the police chief's Inspectional Services Division, where he spent seven years conducting internal investigations and managing an accreditation program for the department to comply with national police standards.

In 1987, he became security director at the BMA, a post he held until his death. He supervised 40 security guards, oversaw the installation of a security system and managed security for the 1994 construction of a new wing.

He appeared as an extra in the 2002 film Red Dragon, portions of which were shot in Baltimore.

Mr. Haddaway enjoyed boating, fishing and NASCAR races.

Survivors include his wife of 27 years, the former Linda Lemmon, an insurance accounts administrator; a son, Kevin Klimko of Perry Hall; two daughters, Kristin Simms of Forest Hill and Roni Tilton of Abingdon; two brothers, George Haddaway of Lutherville and Robert Haddaway of Pennsylvania; a sister, Cindy Haddaway of Timonium; and six grandchildren.

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