Traffic Delays Expected For Deputy Funeral Wednesday
Sgt. Ian Loughran will be laid to rest Sept. 19.
The second Harford County Sheriff's Office deputy to die suddenly within a one-week period will be laid to rest Wednesday, and the funeral procession is expected to cause traffic delays.
Sgt. Ian Loughran, 43, unknowingly suffered heart attack symptoms during services for Cpl. Charles Licato Sept. 12 and died early the next morning at his home, the sheriff's office said in a news release Thursday afternoon.
The 16-year sheriff's office veteran is survived by a wife and child, police say.
Viewings are set to take place Monday and Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at McComas Funeral Home, located at 1317 Cokesbury Road in Abingdon.
A funeral for Loughran is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Mountain Christian Church New Life Center, located at 1824 Mountain Road in Joppa.
Interment at Highview Memorial Gardens in Fallston will immediately follow the service.
The funeral procession is expected to cause traffic delays along the route from the church to the cemetery.
Drivers can expect traffic delays, road closures and a high volume of traffic between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. along Mountain Road and those roads that feed into Mountain Road from the Jerusalem Road to Charles Street in Fallston.
Police encourage travelers avoid the area during that time.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Ian Loughran to the "Colin Loughran" Memorial Fund c/o BB&T Bank 402 Baltimore Pike, Bel Air, MD 21014.
Loughran's was the fourth law enforcement death to take place within a week's time in Harford County
Harford County Sheriff's Office Cpl. Charles Licato died in an accident while at the end of his shift early in the morning on Sept. 6.
Ronald Petty, a former member of both the Maryland State Police and Harford County Sheriff's Office, died Sept. 9 after battling an illness, accoring to McComas Funeral Home.