For immediate release:
February 10, 2016
Hannah Marr
Shareese Churchill

Governor Larry Hogan Statement on Harford County Sheriff’s Deputies
Governor Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today issued the following statement in response to the violence that resulted in the deaths of two Harford County sheriff’s deputies this afternoon in Abingdon:

“Anytime law enforcement or first responders lose their lives in the line of duty, it is a tragedy and today’s violence in Abingdon and the deaths of two Harford County sheriff’s deputies is nothing less than absolutely heartbreaking. Our administration is committed to assisting Harford County during this investigation, and the Maryland State Police are working closely with local law enforcement to provide support as needed.

“The First Lady and I send our most sincere thoughts and prayers to the families and loved ones of the brave deputies who made the ultimate sacrifice today for the community they selflessly served. It is my hope that their commitment and dedication to law enforcement and protecting others will be remembered and will forever serve as an inspiration to others.”