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

Photo of Lieutenant Michael Howe

Photo of fallen hero Lieutenant Michael Howe.