Children of slain deputy honor dad as 'hero'

Posted at 8:04 AM, Feb 15, 2016
and last updated 2019-02-07 16:18:24-05
BEL AIR, Md. (AP) -- The children of a Harford County Sheriff's deputy fatally shot last week have released a statement thanking the community for its support.
Bryan and Tyler Dailey, children of 30-year department veteran Patrick Dailey who was killed by 68-year-old David Evans in a Panera Bread in Abingdon, released the statement Saturday. Evans killed another deputy, Mark Logsdon, before he was fatally shot.
The statement, sent by department spokeswoman Cristie Kahler, said the family's "spirits are lifted with the knowledge that this community loved our Dad.
"He is being called a `hero' for the job he did and the lives he saved. We have called him a hero for a long time--just for being our dad," it read.
"Our Dad died doing a job he loved, serving the community he called home."
Viewings for Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey will be held at Mountain Christian Church from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. His funeral is set for Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Senior Deputy Mark Logsdon's viewing will be held Thursday and Friday at Mountain Christian Church from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Logsdon will be laid to rest Saturday morning. 
ABC2 News contributed to this report.