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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 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.

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.

Photograph of Corporal Sam Snyder earlier in his law enforcement career.Today, Baltimore County Police Officers are wearing a mourning band on their badges in memory of Corporal Sam Snyder.

In August 1983, 71-year-old Corporal Sam 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 Sam Snyder’s name, along with other fallen heroes, is inscribed on a monument at Patriot Plaza in Towson.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017