Photo of Officer Charles Huckeba, killed in the line-of-duty in 1977.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.

Officer Huckeba 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.