From the Harford County Deputy Sheriff’s Benevolent Fund:
Following the tragic deaths of Harford County Sheriff Deputies Pat Dailey and Mark Logsdon in February, more than three quarters of a million dollars was generously donated to provide for the stable future of both families. The Dailey and Logsdon families continue to express their most sincere and heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for the many who generously donated during their darkest moment. It has been an outpouring of love they will never forget.
Knowing there will, sadly, be other law enforcement families who experience hardship in the future, the Dailey’s and Logsdon’s respectfully request that those who continue to give do so directly to the general fund of the Harford County Deputy Sheriff’s Benevolent Fund (HCDS Benevolent Fund). The HCDS Benevolent Fund is a non-profit charitable organization formed in 2006 by the Harford County Deputy Sheriff’s Union with the sole purpose of collecting donations to financially assist police, firefighters and EMS personnel and their families when there is an injury or death in the line of duty.
In a joint statement, Jennifer Logsdon (Mark’s wife) along with Bryan and Tyler (Pat’s children) say “What we all experienced through this horrible tragedy is everything that is wonderful about the human spirit. Our families have been overwhelmed by the goodness and support of many, even those we didn’t know, but who deeply cared. We would not be in the same place we are without the greater community coming together to hold us up during this most difficult time – we are eternally grateful.” They add, “It is in this spirit that we respectfully request folks to continue to give, but do so directly to the HCDSU Benevolent Fund. Our sincere hope is to build a reserve so others facing severe hardship will benefit as we have.”
Fred Visnaw, President of the HCDS Benevolent Fund, says “Everyone at the Harford County Deputy Sheriff’s Benevolent Fund is in awe of the profound support from Maryland’s communities.” He adds, “We are deeply grateful that the families of the two deputies were able to receive so much assistance during their time of need, and that the children of our fallen heroes will be supported for years to come.”
By way of background, all donations received by the Harford County Deputy Sheriff’s Benevolent Fund since February have been automatically donated to the Dailey and Logsdon families to financially assist them during their time of need. At the families’ request and effective immediately, the HCDS Benevolent Fund will cease automatic donations to these two families and resume allocating donations to future financial need on the part of local police, firefighters and EMS personnel and their families. Donors who wish to directly support the Dailey and Logsdon families after today will be able to do so by clearly indicating so in the optional comments section of a PayPal donation or in the envelope of a mailed donation to the HCDS Benevolent Fund.
The HCDS Benevolent Fund is planning to open a retail storefront in downtown Bel Air later this year, with all proceeds from merchandise sales going to benefit the Fund. During the interim, individuals who wish to contribute to the HCDS Benevolent Fund can donate online or mail donations directly to:
Harford County Deputy Sheriff’s Benevolent Fund
P.O. Box 881
Bel Air, MD 21014
The Harford County Deputy Sheriff’s Benevolent Fund is a Maryland State Registered Charity in compliance with all State charitable laws and regulations. The Maryland Secretary of State website can be used to verify that a charity is in compliance.