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Baltimore County Police Officers are wearing mourning bands on their badges today in memory of a fallen hero.

On July 6, 1977, Officer Charles Huckeba (26) had been with the Baltimore County Police Department for less than a year when he responded to a domestic disturbance in Lansdowne. He was shot and killed by a man in the home.

Huckeba left behind a wife and young son.

Officer John Stem was also shot during the incident. He died from complications in 2000.

Today Baltimore County Police officers are wearing mourning bands on their badges in honor of a fallen hero.

On February 7, 2000, Sgt. Bruce Prothero was shot and killed during an armed robbery. He was a 12-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department.

Sgt. Prothero was married and the father of five children.

 Baltimore County Police Officers are wearing mourning bands on their badges today in memory of a fallen hero.

On December 31, 2001, Sergeant Mark Parry was on patrol when a drunk driver struck the unmarked police car he was riding in. The drunk driver fled the scene but was later taken into custody.

Sergeant Parry was rushed to the hospital where he died from his injuries on January 21, 2002. He was married and the father of three children.

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