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Senior Deputy Mark F. Logsdon | Harford County Sheriff's Office, Maryland Harford County Sheriff's Office, Maryland

Senior Deputy

Mark F. Logsdon

Harford County Sheriff's Office, Maryland

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 16 years

Badge # 578

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Senior Deputy Mark Logsdon and Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey were shot and killed by a wanted subject shortly before noon.

The deputies had been dispatched to the restaurant, at 3412 Merchant Boulevard in Abingdon, after a report was received that the subject was there. Deputy Dailey located the man sitting at a table inside of the restaurant and engaged him in conversation. Without warning, the man produced a handgun and fatally shot Deputy Dailey in the head.

The man fled into the parking lot where he was located by other deputies sitting in a car. The subject opened fire on the deputies, striking Deputy Logsdon. Despite being wounded, Deputy Logsdon was able to return fire, along with other deputies, and killed the subject.

Deputy Logsdon was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Harford County Sheriff's Office for 16 years. He is survived by his wife, three children, and parents.

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Senior Deputy Patrick B. Dailey
Harford County Sheriff's Office, Maryland
End of Watch: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Cause: Gunfire

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Dear Mark:

Sacrifice, kindness, compassion; these are things that are rapidly evaporating from our countrymen. But you, and too many of my fellow brothers and sisters, know exactly what sacrifice is...you made it in a big way. And so has your family, now and forever. You exemplified compassion and kindness, or else you would never had pinned on our badge of honor.

Now there is a family that lives with a broken heart because of some street vermin. Thankfully you removed that vermin from our streets, but your family still has to grieve. Too many people in this country are quick to condemn an officer when he or she has to use force, to the point that we have mass hysteria and riots. Where is this anger and hysteria for the family left behind, knowing that their hero died in the streets for them? FOR THEM!

Mark, you left this world all too soon, but I am certain that in the time you were here, you set an example for others to follow, and hopefully the "liberal media" to give due respect and gratitude for those of us who do a thankless, highly scrutinized, underpaid job that few have the courage or the compassion or the kindness to do.

In closing, I give to you, the words my late Dad gave me many years ago upon my graduation from the Police Academy; "Above all else, honor". Amen

Sgt. Ron Tomassi, Retired
Lake Mary Police, Fl.
September 29, 2016


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