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Harford County law enforcement bands together after killing of two sheriff's deputies

Harford County law enforcement bands together after killing of two sheriff's deputies

Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey R. Gahler's phone buzzed with a text message just before lunch after back-to-back meetings in the Bel Air headquarters: One of his deputies had been shot. Moments later, another text and another deputy.

As he sped the six miles to the Abingdon shopping complex where the shootings occurred, the sheriff's mind raced. How will the relatively small department handle a crime of this magnitude, how will they stay focused?

At the Bel Air Town Hall, the town clerk told former Sheriff L. Jesse Bane to turn on the police scanner. Bane, now the town administrator, hurried into his office and listened as the dispatcher announced the ID numbers of the...

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