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Flags lowered, moment of silence to honor anniversary of Harford County Sheriff Deputies' deaths

Posted at 6:14 PM, Feb 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-07 18:14:22-05

BEL AIR, Md. — To honor the passing of two Harford County Sheriff’s Deputies shot three years Sunday, flags will be lowered and a countywide moment of silence will be held, Harford County Executive Barry Glassman’s Office announced Thursday.

Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey and Deputy First Class Mark Logdson were shot by 68-year-old David Evans at the Panera in Abingdon. The deputies were called to the restaurant when Evans ex-wife contacted police saying he was in the area and threatening the family. Dailey was shot in the crowded eatery, and Logsdon was shot pursuing Evans. Evans was later shot by responding deputies.

The community collectively mourned and supported the Sheriff’s Office and the slain deputies’ families. Part of Maryland Route 924 was renamed “Heroes Highway” in their honor.

In addition to Sunday’s moment of silence and flag lowering, local volunteer fire companies are requested to sound their sirens in three short blasts at noon Sunday. Flags will remained lowered from sunrise on Friday, Feb. 8 until sunset Monday, Feb. 11. County administration buildings in Bel Air will be lit blue for the entire week as a show of support to law enforcement.