The Harford County government led a moment of silence at noon Friday in Bel Air in honor of fallen Sheriff's Office Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey and Deputy First Class Mark Logsdon who died in the line of duty Feb. 10, 2016.
The call went out over Harford County emergency radios at noon Friday — a moment of radio silence to remember Harford County Sheriff's Office Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey and Deputy First Class Mark Logsdon, who were murdered in the line of duty Feb. 10, 2016.
"In support of the families, friends and colleagues they left behind, Harford County Department of Emergency Services will observe one minute of radio silence," the dispatcher said.
The call was issued, followed by a blast of the county's emergency siren, as county government leaders, representatives of Harford's law enforcement and fire and EMS community, county employees and members of the public gathered in front of the county administration building on Main Street in Bel Air.
The county government organized the ceremony, and officials estimate at least 75 people attended, according to spokesperson Cindy Mumby. Harford County Executive Barry Glassman ordered the county flag lowered to half staff starting at sunrise Friday through sunset on Sunday.
Saturday was the second anniversary of the day Senior Deputy Dailey, 52, and Deputy First Class Logsdon, 43, were shot and mortally wounded by suspect David Brian Evans at the Panera Bread restaurant in the Boulevard at Box Hill shopping center in Abingdon and the neighboring Park View at Box Hill senior apartment complex. Evans was killed by return fire from police after he shot Logsdon.
"Our men and women in blue have been resilient over the last two years but it's important for us to remember, I think, to take a few moments and remember Pat and Mark today," Glassman said shortly before the moment of silence.
Harford County held a day of remembrance on the second anniversary of the killing of Harford Sheriff's Deputy First Class Mark Logsdon and Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey.
A Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company ambulance and two fire trucks — Senior Deputy Dailey was an active life member of Joppa-Magnolia — and a Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company fire truck were parked in front of the administration building.
The deputies' survivors, including Dailey's son, Tyler, who became a police cadet with the Sheriff's Office last summer; Dailey's fiancee, Aimee Grebe; and Jennifer Logsdon, Mark Logsdon's wife, joined Glassman and Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler for the ceremony.
They did not make any remarks, but Grebe and Logsdon held hands as the siren went off, and they, along with Tyler Dailey, embraced.
The dispatcher announced the resumption of "normal operations" as the siren wound down.