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Photo of Officer Edward Kuznar, killed in the line-of-duty in 1969.Baltimore County Police Officers will be wearing mourning bands on their badges on Sunday, December 9, in memory of a fallen hero.

On December 9, 1969, Officer Edward Kuznar died as a result of a traffic accident.

While on traffic patrol near Kingsville, Officer Kuznar was hit head on by a driver who crossed the center line and crashed into his police car.

Both the officer and the driver of the other vehicle were killed.

Photo of fallen hero Officer Robert Zimmerman, killed in the line of duty in 1986. Baltimore County Police Officers are wearing mourning bands on their badges today in memory of a fallen hero.

On November 5, 1986, Officer Robert Zimmerman stopped on Edmondson Avenue to conduct a business check. As he was crossing the street, he was struck by two vehicles and critically injured. He was transported to Shock Trauma where he died nine days later from his injuries.

The 46-year-old officer had been with the Baltimore County Police Department for 18 years and was assigned to the Western Traffic Unit.

During his career, he received five departmental citations and had once been named Officer of the Year by the Catonsville Optimist Club.

Photo of Officer John Stem, killed in the line-of-duty.Baltimore County Police Officers will be wearing mourning bands on their badges tomorrow in memory of a fallen hero.

Officer John Stem died on October 19, 2000 of complications of paraplegia caused by a line-of-duty gunshot wound he suffered in July 1977. Officer Charles Huckeba was fatally wounded during the same incident in Precinct 1 Wilkens.

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

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017