Harford County Sr. Deputy Patrick Dailey laid to rest

JOPPA, Md. (WBFF) -- The funeral for Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey began at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Mountain Christian Church in Joppa, Md.

Senior Deputies Patrick Dailey and Mark Logsdon were killed last week by a lone gunman in an Abingdon shopping center. Dailey, a former U.S. Marine, was a 30-year-veteran of the department. He is survived by his girlfriend, mother and two sons. He was also a member of the Joppa-Magnolia VFC (JMVFC).

His sons spoke during the services Wednesday morning, after accompanying their father's casket to the church on a fire truck.

The brothers described their father as an inspiring role model, with an infectious sense of humor.

"My father was an amazing person," Tyler said. "I've heard so many stories about him that I have never heard. My dad was a very humble man."

Bryan added; "He was always there for me and for my brother. He was the definition of a good father. He would literally do anything for us and I'm truly going to miss him."

Governor Larry Hogan, County Executive Barry Glassman and Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler also made remarks at the service.

"As I look out at all of you in uniform; deputies, police officers, firefighters, I understand that each of you selflessly places yourself in harms way and that you do so willingly and bravely so that our community can be a better and a safer place," Governor Hogan said. He added, "Maryland owes a great debt to senior Deputy Patrick Dailey and to all of our men and women in blue."

Outside of the church hundreds of law enforcement members awaited the "Last Call" ceremony, which followed the Eulogy and closing prayer.

Sr. Deputy Dailey was then escorted through Bel Air to McComas Funeral Home.

The funeral for Sr. Deputy Logsdon will take place this weekend, following two days of visitation. Logsdon was a 16-year member of the department and was also a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, three children and parents.

Logsdon's viewing will be held at Mountain Christian Church on Thursday, Feb. 18 and on Friday, Feb. 19 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. His funeral services will take place at Harford Community College in Bel Air, Md. on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 10 a.m.

For more information on Logsdon's services click here


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