Clouds threatening rain — and the cloud of a police officer in Baltimore County shot in the line of duty the day before — hung over Fallen Heroes Day as public officials spoke, children laid a wreath and a procession of more than 25 honor guard units stood by.
More than 1,000 civilians, police officers, fire personnel and others gathered Friday for the 34th annual Fallen Heroes Day at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. Five from Maryland who died in the line of service were remembered.
Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. called them “superheroes.”
“Today serves as a blunt reminder that the real heroes are ordinary people willing...