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Photo of Officer Charles Huckeba, killed in the line-of-duty in 1977.Baltimore County Police Officers will be wearing mourning bands on their badges today in memory of a fallen hero.

On July 6, 1977, Officer Charles Huckeba 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.

Officer Huckeba was 26 years old. He left behind a wife and young son.

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

Officers Huckeba and Stem and other officers were trying to subdue an agitated, armed, 19-year-old man who barricaded himself in his family’s home.

Officer Charles Huckeba’s name, along with the names of other fallen heroes, is inscribed on a monument at Patriot Plaza in Towson.

Baltimore County Police investigate a crash on June 30 in Phoenix, Maryland that left a woman dead.

On June 30 at 10:20 a.m., Lauren Miller (40) of the 3900 block of Emrick Lane, 21084 drove a 2002 Ford Taurus north on Jarrettsville Pike near Whitesworth Road. Miller's car crossed the double yellow lines and struck  a 2016 Isuzu truck and 2017 Ford Fusion, both in the southbound lanes of Jarrettsville Pike. Miller was transported to the University of Maryland Medical Center where she remained until she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased on July 5.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team is continuing their work to determine all of the factors involved in this fatal crash.

On July 3 just after 7 p.m. Baltimore County Police responded to the unit block of Flaxton Court, 21244 for a call of an injured child suffering from a possible gunshot wound. The victim, an 11-year-old girl, advised that while walking home, she was struck in the head by a projectile. Her mother called 911. The victim was transported to a local hospital and she is expected to make a full recovery.

Baltimore County Police Department's Violent Crimes Detectives are continuing the investigation into this incident. Anyone who may have additional information is asked to contact Baltimore County by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards of up to $2000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text: “MCS (include tip)” to CRIMES (274637)

Web tip:

Mobile App: P3TIPS

Revised June 27, 2017