BCPD hon­ored fallen of­fi­cer this week

The Dundalk Eagle - - BY THE PEOPLE -

Bal­ti­more County Po­lice Of­fi­cers wore mourn­ing bands on their badges ear­lier this week 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 COUR­TESY OF THE BAL­TI­MORE COUNTY PO­LICE DEPART­MENT

CHARLES HUCKEBA

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