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DFC Mark Logsdon laid to rest Saturday

BEL AIR, Md. (WBFF) -- Deputy First Class Mark Logsdon, killed in the line of duty last week, was laid to rest on Saturday. His funeral services began at 10 a.m. at Harford Community College.

DFC Mark Logsdon and Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey were killed by a lone gunman in an Abingdon shopping center on Feb. 10. Dailey was laid to rest on Wednesday.

Logsdon was a 16-year member of the department and a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, three children and his parents.

Governor Larry Hogan, who spoke Dailey's funeral, delivered remarks at Logsdon's services as well.

"I stand here knowing that no words can ease the hurt or help us understand such overwhelming heartbreak," Governor Hogan said at the Saturday morning service. "I also know what we can do is ensure that the legacy of Mark Logsdon and the memory of his tremendous sacrifice lives on in the hearts of each and every one of us, the legacy of a loving son, father, brother, and friend. The legacy of a proud soldier, who dedicated 12 years of services to the US Army and the legacy of distinguished deputy who spent the last 16 years serving the Harford County Sheriff's department. Our entire state grieves the loss of one of its heroes today while remaining ever grateful for a life well lived and to those through whom his story will live on, he will never be forgotten."

Hundreds attended Saturday's services, including law enforcement personnel from across the state. Harford County Sheriff Jeff Gahler delivered an emotional tribute, thanking the community for the outpouring of support.

"Your support for the Logsdon family has been incredible," Sheriff Gahler told the crowd. "Please know there are no words to describe the true appreciation we have for your thoughts and prayers. To Mark's wife Jennifer, his son Darin, daughters Bethany and Megan, his parents John and Debra, sister Riki, as well as his entire family, thank you," pausing for a moment to collect himself he continued, "Thank you for allowing Mark to be a part of our lives."

Following the closing prayer the funeral procession headed for Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, where the Last Call ceremony was held.

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