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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 fallen hero Sergeant Mark Parry, killed in the line-of-duty in 2002.Baltimore County Police Officers will be wearing mourning bands on their badges today in memory of a fallen hero.

On December 31, 2001, Sergeant Mark Parry was scheduled to be off but came into work so someone else could take off. He was on patrol on Joppa Road in Towson when a drunk driver struck the unmarked police car he was riding in. The drunk driver fled the scene but was later taken into custody.

Sergeant Parry was rushed to the hospital where he died from his injuries on January 21, 2002. He was married and the father of three children.

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.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017