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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, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"harford-lays-cpl-charles-licato-to-rest"} --> Sept. 12 and  police 

B dog September 17, 2012 at 05:35 PM
While it's sad he died it was not in the line of duty. Why do taxpayers have to spend another fortune for a funeral???
AM September 17, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Whether he died in the line of duty or not, he still risked his life keeping people like you safe. You shouldn't be so disrespectful.
SH September 17, 2012 at 07:28 PM
wow. very inconsiderate "b dog". any death of an officer within a number of hours of a shift is considered in the line of duty. How is it ur place to say what is considered line of duty and what isnt? He served our county for 16 years. I believe he deserves everything they are doing for him and his family.
Patrick B. September 17, 2012 at 11:21 PM
That is a short trip, the first police car will be at the cemetery before the last leaves the church.
B dog September 18, 2012 at 02:27 AM
Did not intend to sound inconsiderate and have the upmost respect for all law enforcement. Just think these giant funerals are a little overboard and cost an insane amount. If the circumstances were different not a random solo car crash and a heart attack at home I'd feel entirely different. Thank you to all police- crazy job- be safe!!!
Jess September 18, 2012 at 03:00 PM
There will always be those who are willfully or just unfortunately ignorant of what being a police officer truly entails. Sgt. Loughran had the heart attack while on the job. He did not pass away until later, but it was still the cause of his passing. Cpl. Licato may have died on the way home from his shift, but he was still in uniform and obligated to serve and protect the public. He would be considered on duty until he take the uniform off. With the way things are today, he would have been in trouble even if he was off duty and failed to render aid if necessary! We can split hairs about this all day I suppose, but if your argument is really about tax dollars, lets face it, the county and state both spend money on far less honorable things than laying its public servants to rest. I feel like my tax dollars are more appropriately used by giving these men the recognition they earned than funding some of the harebrained projects our politicians come up with.

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