Harford County Sheriff's Office

Funeral arrangements made for second slain Maryland deputy

JOPPA, Md. (AP) — Funeral arrangements have been announced for a second Harford County sheriff's deputy slain in Abingdon. The McComas Funeral Home announced on its website that the visitation for Senior Deputy Mark F. Logsdon will take place next week at Mountain Christian Church in Joppa. The visitation is set for Thursday and Friday from 2 to 9 p.m. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Harford Community College in Abingdon. Logsdon and Senior Deputy Senior Deputy Patrick B. Dail...
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