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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.

Photo of Officer Amy Sorrells Caprio, killed in the line-of-duty.Baltimore County Police Officers are wearing mourning bands on their badges today in memory of a fallen hero.

On May 21, 2018, Officer Amy Sorrells Caprio, 29, responded to a call for a suspicious vehicle with multiple suspicious subjects walking around homes on Linwen Way in Precinct 8 Parkville. When she arrived and located the vehicle, she got out of her police car and ordered the driver to exit the vehicle. Instead, the driver accelerated and fatally struck Officer Caprio.

Officer Caprio was nearly a four-year veteran of the Department and was married. Officer Caprio is the first female line-of-duty death in the Department's history.

As of this date, ten officers have lost their lives in the line-of-duty in Baltimore County.

Photo of Sergeant Bruce Prothero, killed in the line-of-duty in 2000.Today, Baltimore County police officers are wearing mourning bands on their badges in honor of a fallen hero.

On February 7, 2000, Sergeant Bruce Prothero was shot and killed while working a second job as a security guard at a jewelry store in Pikesville.

Sergeant Prothero was shot in the parking lot when he pursued the four armed suspects that stole jewelry inside the store. The suspects then fled the scene in a getaway car. Two suspects were arrested several days later. The other two suspects were arrested approximately two weeks later in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. All four suspects were found guilty and sentenced to life in prison.

Sergeant Prothero had been employed with the Baltimore County Police Department for 13 years. He was married and the father of five young children.

Revised June 27, 2017