Funeral arrangements have been made for the Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputy and the Aberdeen Police Department officer killed in separate incidents last week.
Viewing and visitation hours for Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Charles B. Licato have been set for Monday and Tuesday evening from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. each day at McComas Funeral Home’s Abingdon location. A funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Mountain Christian Church New Life Center on Mountain Road in Joppa.
A funeral procession will leave Mountain Christian at approximately 12:30 p.m., traveling to Bel Air Memorial Gardens on Rock Spring Road in Bel Air via Mountain Road, Route 1, Rock Spring Road, and Moores Mill Road.
The Harford County Sheriff’s Office warned local drivers to expect traffic delays, road closures, and high traffic volumes on those roads between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Staging and set up activities for the funeral at both Mountain Christian Church and Bel Air Memorial Gardens may be seen as early as 6:30 a.m. at both locations, the agency said.
“The public’s patience and cooperation is appreciated in this endeavor,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a statement, urging motorists to plan travel times accordingly.
Licato, a member of the agency’s plainclothes Apprehension Unit, died in the line of duty in a single-car crash on Route 1 in Darlington early Thursday morning while heading home to Cecil County following his shift.
Meanwhile, viewing hours for Aberdeen Police Officer Charles N. Armetta are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Schimunek Funeral Home in Perry Hall. A funeral service will take place at St. Stephen Church on Bradshaw Road in Bradshaw on Friday at 10 a.m.
Interment for Armetta will also take place at Bel Air Memorial Gardens following the service. A reception will follow at the Aberdeen Fire Department on Rogers Street in Aberdeen.
Also, a memorial fund to support Armetta’s family, including wife Heather and 1-year-old daughter Adrianna, has been set up through F.O.P. Lodge 128. Donations can be sent to:
Charles Armetta Memorial
C/O Harco Federal Credit Union
1028 Middleton Rd.
Aberdeen, Md 21001
Donations can also be made via the F.O.P. website at www.fop128.com.
Armetta, Aberdeen’s K-9 officer, was killed after falling nearly 50 feet from an elevated portion of I-95 in an off-duty incident in Baltimore City early Saturday morning.