Few of the officers assigned to Baltimore County's Woodlawn Precinct ever met Sgt. Bruce A. Prothero, but they all know his story.
Every day, they pass pictures of the officer and his family as they walk through the station's halls. One image shows his daughter, Holly, wearing his cap and seated at his desk the day his wife came to clean it out for the last time.
Prothero died 13 years ago, shot three times responding to a jewelry store robbery while working a second job as a security guard. He left behind a family with five children under the age of 6, in addition to his grieving colleagues.
But it was one of Prothero's killers who gained wider fame. Wesley...