A Maryland community came together last week to remember the lives of two Harford County officers.
Senior Deputy Pat Dailey and Senior Deputy Mark Logsdon were shot and killed in the line of duty earlier this month after responding to a disturbance call in Abingdon.
Logsdon, 43, was a big Seahawks fan, and during a memorial held in his honor this past Saturday, a team-signed 12 Flag was on display. Deputy First Class Marty Hoppa spoke at the service about his fellow officer's fondness for the Seahawks.
"I can honestly say that Mark was a Seahawks fan long before they were winning," Hoppa told a group of hundreds gathered at Harford Community College. "I think he told me that he kind of liked their colors, and that's why he started picking them. I am a diehard Ravens fan, and I swore I would never do this."
Hoppa then reached for a Seahawks hat that was situated under the podium at which he was standing. To celebrate his fallen friend, Hoppa placed the Seattle cap atop his head, a tribute that was greeted with a round of applause.
"But in honoring Mark," Hoppa continued. "I'll wear the hat and I'll represent him as the 12th Man."
Logsdon, a U.S. Army veteran who dedicated 16 years to the Harford County Sheriff's Office, is survived by his wife, three children, and parents.