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10 Baltimore County officers have been killed in the line of duty

10 Baltimore County officers have been killed in the line of duty
Posted at 6:15 PM, May 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-21 18:15:38-04

The 10th Baltimore County Police officer was killed in the line of duty on Monday. 

Police have not released her name, but they say she was killed while investigating suspicious activity in the unit-block of Linwen Way in Perry Hall. She is the only woman officer killed in the line of duty in Baltimore County. 

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She joins nine other fallen heroes in the 144-year history of the Baltimore County Police Department.

December 1969: Officer Edward Kuznar died after a driver crossed the center line and crashed into his police car head-on. Both the officer and driver died. 

July 1977: Officer Charles Huckeba died while attempting to talk a barricaded suicidal teen into surrendering. He left behind a wife and a young son. 

August 1983: Corporal Samuel Synder, a 30-year veteran of the department, was shot by a deranged person. He died 10 days after the shooting occurred. 

November 5, 1986: Officer Robert W. Zimmerman was hit in traffic and critically injured. He was 41-years-old and died nine days after the crash. 

February 7, 2000: Sergeant Bruce Prothero, a 12-year veteran of the force, was shot and killed during an armed robbery. He was married and had five kids. 

October 19, 2000: Officer John Stem died from complications of paraplegia after he was shot in the line of duty in July 1977. 

January 21, 2002: Sergeant Mark Parry died from his injuries sustained from a crash. He was on routine patrol when a drunk driver hit his unmarked police car. The suspect tried to run away but was arrested shortly after. He was married and the father of three children. 

August 11, 2008: Lieutenant Michael Howe died as a result of a massive stroke. On August 10 he was with his unit at the scene of a murder-suicide, and when he got home he collapsed. 

August 28, 2013:  Tactical Officer Jason Schneider died at Shock Trauma after being shot while on duty. He was killed during an exchange of gunfire with a suspect inside of a Roberts Avenue home.