Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Charles Alan Huckeba

Baltimore County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Wednesday, July 6, 1977

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Reflections for Patrolman Charles Alan Huckeba

Rest in peace Patrolman Huckeba

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 25, 2019

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 23, 2018

I only met Chuck one time and the situation was so unusual, I am glad that I stumbled upon a forum for sharing it. I was at my National Guard Unit's two week annual training pulling KP, sometime in the early 70's. I was elbow deep at the sink washing huge pots and pans and struck up a conversation with a guardsman from another company who was similarly engaged, who turned out to be Chuck. We were both surprised to find out we were both rookies with Baltimore County although we worked on opposite sides of the county. I remember him being pleasent, how he didn't complain about our work that day and how enthusiatically he spoke about being a cop. A year or so later I believe, the shooting took place but I didn't associate the name with the the person I met at summer camp. I guess it was a year or so after that when I saw his memorial picture in the lobby of police headquarters and immediately realized officer Huckeba was Chuck, my KP buddy that day. It had a chilling effect on me and struck me with a deep sense of loss. Although we only spent a few hours together we were the same age, were both guardsman and rookies and even married ladies both named Debbie. I thought alot about the few hours we spent together and hoped that those he left behind have found some peace in this world. I know he'd have wanted it that way.

Adam Starr
Baltimore County PD 1972-97

November 25, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

July 15, 2015

Huck,
No one can know how close we were and how much I loved you as a brother. Not many days have gone by when you were not in my mind. I miss you my friend, rest in peace in the Lords arms.

Officer Harry Wink
Howard County Police

July 8, 2014

I remember Chuck very well. He and I and five others entered the Baltimore City Academy, preparing to be Howard County Officers. I also remember his last day with Howard County, leaving to seek more action with Baltimore County P.D. I will never forget the day he was taken from us. He was a good man, excellent officer and husband to wife, Debbie. He will be missed and rememebred forever.

Frank Dawson (alumni)
Howard County P.D.

July 8, 2014

I have never forgotten you or Huck, John. It was a dark day July 6. When I'd stop by your home to visit you, the pain in your eyes was profound. You were a cops cop John. RIP

Scott O Miller, Patrolman
Baltimore County PD

September 5, 2013

I have never forgotten you Huck...

Scott O Miller, Patrolman
Baltimore County PD

August 31, 2013

We will always remember!

POFC Michael S. Perry
Baltimore County Police Dept. (Retired)

July 6, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the thirty-second anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

To your family: I understand the meaning of lives forever altered and know that when you lose someone so precious to you that the pain never goes away...the pain and the pride is forever. I pray for your solace.

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

October 19, 2009

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 7, 2007

Huck,
It was thirty years ago that you were killed. I remember with fondness the time we had together when you worked for HCPD before going with Baltimore County. While you are gone, you will never be forgotten.

Lt. Tim Branning (Retired)
Howard County Police Department

July 19, 2007

Chuck,

We worked together in the Howard County Police Department before you went to Baltimore County. You were always a friend and a good cop. I thank you for your service and your friendship. May you rest in peace.

By the way, I'm sorry it took so long to post this but I only recently discovered this great website.

Tim Porter

Tim Porter Sgt. Retired
Howard County Police Department

July 11, 2007

Thirty years ago today, but remembered as a hero always and forever.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

July 7, 2007

I came across this memorial & wanted to say Thank you for your ultimate service & sacrifice. I met you only once that I can remember & that was a day or two before you were killed. I was 15 at the time. You came by my Aunt Sharon (nee Huckeba) Koller's house to see my Dad, Bob Huckeba & my Uncle Wayne (Dennis) Huckeba. You were in your police uniform. I thought how cool! You stayed & talked with me for a long time. I remember when the family had gotten the phone call about your death. I couldn't believe it. I just met you & just like that you were gone. I've never forgotten you. I just wished I could have gotten to know you better. Rest in Peace! Mike Huckeba

Michael S. Huckeba
2nd Cousin

December 21, 2006

Officer Huckeba, thank you for your service. You have not been forgotten!

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

November 16, 2006

My thoughts are with your family on this 29th anniversary of your end of watch. You have not been forgotten nor will that ever be the case as you are a true hero and heroes never die. Keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol guarding the Thin Blue Line.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

October 19, 2006

Sleep safe with Our Lord and may He Bless your loved ones.

October 19, 2006

Chuck and John...

On that day we went through Hell together. You are in a far better place now and one day, just perhaps, we’ll meet again. I will never forget either of you in my heart.

Dean

Dean Baker
B.CO.P.D. Ret.

March 26, 2006

what a brave man you were. I just wish i could have know you. May god bless your loved ones, you shall all ways be missed, loved, and never forgotten.

Khalif

June 13, 2005

Thank you for your brave and dedicated service to my community. I shall remember you always as a hero.

a Maryland citizen

October 19, 2004

Rest in Peace Brother...you will not be forgotten


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