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Photo of Officer Jason Schneider, killed in the line of duty in 2013.Baltimore County Police Officers are wearing mourning bands on their badges today in memory of a fallen hero.

In the early morning hours of August 28, 2013, Police Officer First Class Jason Schneider (36) responded as a member of the Tactical Unit to assist with service of a search and seizure warrant at a home on Roberts Avenue in Precinct 1 Wilkens. The warrant was connected to the investigation of a shooting that had occurred nine days earlier.

When the Tactical Unit, led by Officer Schneider, entered the home, it encountered armed suspects. There was an exchange of gunfire and Officer Schneider was hit. He died of his injuries later that morning at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.

Officer Schneider is the ninth member of the Baltimore County Police Department to give his life in service to his fellow citizens.

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

Photo of Corporal Samuel Snyder, killed in the line of duty in 1983.On Sunday, August 23, Baltimore County Police Officers will be wearing a mourning band on their badge in memory of Corporal Samuel Snyder.

In August 1983, 71-year-old Corporal Samuel Snyder, a 30-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department, responded to the Bel-Loc Diner in the 1700 block of East Joppa Road, 21234 to assist other officers with a call for service. While he was at the scene, he was shot by a subject. He died 10 days later as a result of his injuries.

Corporal Samuel Snyder’s name, along with the names of other fallen heroes, is inscribed on a monument at Patriot Plaza in Towson.

Photo of Lieutenant Michael Howe, who died in the line-of-duty in 2008.

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

Lieutenant Michael Howe, a former commander of the Baltimore County Police Tactical Unit, died on August 11, 2008 as a result of a massive stroke.

Lieutenant Howe was with his unit at the scene of a murder-suicide in Precinct 4 Pikesville on August 10, 2008. When he returned home after that incident, he collapsed and was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital where he died the next afternoon.

Lieutenant Michael Howe’s name, along with the names of other fallen heroes, is inscribed on a monument at Patriot Plaza in Towson.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017