“He was a titan of public service in Harford County – at the top of the list of our most respected elected officials. I was filled with a tremendous sense of loss when I learned of his passing this morning. He was strong, honest, funny, whip-smart, full of integrity, fearless and a great supporter of law enforcement,” Gahler said on a post on the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. “His leadership will truly be missed. Harford County and Maryland are fortunate to have been served by a leader of his magnitude. My thoughts and prayers are with Linda, Chip, Ashley and the entire Norman family."