From the Harford County Deputy Sheriff’s Union:
Harford County Deputy Sheriff’s Union Mourns Tragic Loss; Launches Go Fund Me Page for Families of Deputies Dailey and Logsdon
It is with heavy hearts that the Harford County Deputy Sheriff’s Union acknowledges the loss of two of our members, our fellow deputies, our brothers and friends: Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey and Senior Deputy Mark Logsdon.
“Every day, the brave men and women of our agency put themselves at personal risk to keep the citizens of our County safe. Please join us in prayers for both Sr. Deputy Dailey and Sr. Deputy Logsdon, and the many family members and friends of these two fallen heroes,” said Union President Fred Visnaw.
Sr. Deputy Pat Dailey was one of a handful of people who were instrumental in the development of the local union back in 1989. He is a veteran of the Marines and a 30-year member of the force. He is survived by his girlfriend and two children.
Sr. Deputy Mark Logsdon, a 16 year veteran of the force, left his new job with the Sheriff’s Office on September 11, 2001 to fulfill his duty as an Army reservist, and spent time at the Pentagon, Guantanamo Bay Cuba and Iraq before returning to continue his career. He was a valued member of the Union’s executive board and is survived by a wife and three children.
Harford County Deputy Sheriff’s Union today has established a Go Fund Me Page at https://www.gofundme.com/hcdsubenevolent. This page is dedicated to our Benevolent Fund, a 501c3 tax exempt organization. All donations made to this fund will be distributed to the family members of these two fallen heroes.
The Harford County Deputy Sheriffs Union is a 300-member-strong law enforcement union dedicated to maintaining the integrity of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office while providing its members with multifaceted benefits to enhance the quality of their professional and personal endeavors. For further information, please contact President Fred Visnaw at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are grieving with Harford County
From the Harford County Public Library:
Our community comes together to grieve and to remember.
This week our community was reminded of the risks our men and women in uniform take every day to protect and serve Harford County. We join you in grieving for the loss of Senior Deputy Pat Dailey and Senior Deputy Mark Logsdon.
Over the next few weeks, we encourage you to seek comfort and support from friends, family and the faith community. Know that the Library is a resource for you. Our branches have materials to help talking through difficult situations with children, helping others grieve, and understanding mental health challenges. We have set up memorial displays to allow everyone the opportunity to write a note or leave a picture. We will transport all of them to the Sheriff’s Office Southern Precinct on your behalf.
CEO, Harford County Public Library
Statement from Senator J.B. Jennings Regarding the Tragedy in Harford County
From State Sen. J.B. Jennings:
Yesterday, what began as a snowy winter morning became one of the saddest and darkest days in Harford County history.
While in the performance of their sworn duty to protect the citizens of Harford County, Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey and Senior Deputy Mark Logsdon were brutally and senselessly murdered.
Both Sheriff’s Deputies devoted their lives to making our community safe. As someone who lives in the community they protected, I will always be grateful to them.
My heart and prayers go out to their families. Although I know there is nothing I or anyone else can say to alleviate their pain and loss, I want them to know that my family and I mourn with them. Today and forevermore, we will honor the bravery of these two dedicated public servants that paid the ultimate sacrifice while protecting the communities they served. They will never be forgotten.
I am grateful to the employees and patrons of Panera Bread who witnessed the horror of these cowardly murders, but nevertheless, had the presence of mind and heart to render first aid and comfort to the Deputies. Knowing that these compassionate people were there to tend to them until Emergency Services Personnel arrived gives some degree of comfort to those who mourn.
After February 10, 2016, I don’t think that anyone living in Harford County or nearby areas will take for granted the men and women whose lives are dedicated to protecting the world in which we live. Nor will we be able to dismiss the fact that these brave men and women know full well that in the line of duty they may lose their lives. Yet in spite of this, they still protect us, and I will always be thankful for this.
They are Heroes
From Del. Kathy Szeliga:
It is with complete disbelief that we grapple with the murder of two Harford County Sheriff Deputies. These brave men were gunned down on Wednesday in Harford County. Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of the Deputies as well as the entire Harford County Sheriff community.
We owe a tremendous debt to those who keep our communities safe. They leave their families every day with no guarantee of ever returning. They see it as their job, their mission, and words fail to express our gratitude.
Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with the families of the fallen officers and the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.