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Photo of Corporal Samuel Snyder, killed in the line-of-duty in 1983.Today, Baltimore County Police Officers are wearing a mourning band on their badges 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 other fallen heroes, is inscribed on a monument at Patriot Plaza in Towson.

Photo of Lieutenant Michael Howe, who suffered a line-of-duty death in 2008.On Sunday, August 11, Baltimore County Police Officers will be wearing mourning bands on their badges in memory of a fallen hero.

Lieutenant Michael Howe, the 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.

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 on Saturday 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.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017