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Harford County Sheriff's Office Identifies Fallen Deputy

The Harford County Sheriff's Office has lost two deputies in the past week.

UPDATED (3:39 p.m.)—The  has identified the second deputy to have died in the past week.

Sgt. Ian Loughran, 43, unknowingly suffered heart attack symptoms during  Wednesday and died early Thursday morning at his home, the sheriff's office said in a news release Thursday afternoon.

Patch first  Thursday morning.

In the news release, Harford County Sheriff Jesse Bane said: "Yesterday I spoke of a new star in the heavens when speaking of Charles Licato, today it seems a second star now joins him."

Loughran was a 16-year veteran of the department. Most recently, he was assigned to the Police Services Bureau, Patrol Division in the Northern Precinct.

He is survived by a wife and one child, the Sheriff's Office said.

It's the fourth law enforcement death in a week in Harford County.

Harford County Sheriff's Office  while at the end of his shift early in the morning on Sept. 6. 

 police  in an off-duty accident in Baltimore early on Sept. 8.

Also, Ronald Petty, a former member of both the Maryland State Police and Harford County Sheriff's Office, .

Stay with Patch for updates.

Erinn September 13, 2012 at 07:23 PM
This news is so sad. We are losing such good men who serve us on the Harford County Sheriff's office. My prayers are with Sgt. Loughran's family and his co workers who are suffering this loss. Peace and grace to you.
Ricky McCall September 13, 2012 at 07:28 PM
So sad were losing great men prayers go out to his family and to the officers who served next to him may God wrap his loving arms around this family R.I.P Sgt.Loughran thanks for the years of protection
Rob September 13, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Lord, please watch over all of our fallen heroes who risked their lives for us and watched over our families everyday. Now its your turn to watch over them and their families. Amen...
Candace Goldstein September 13, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Thank you for your service. Rest peacefully.
Nakeya Pinkney September 13, 2012 at 07:49 PM
My prayers go out to the families of these fallen officers. I also thank them for their service & dedication. Rest in peace & peace be with your families during this time.
Gina DelleDonne September 13, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Prayers to all the families from the DelleDonne family of Wilmington Delaware
Veronica Kranz September 13, 2012 at 08:21 PM
It s just so sad to lose the live of those who have now given theirs in service to us! God bless the and their families!
Colleen September 13, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Please dear God end all this sadness. We can not bear any more.
Philip Einhorn September 13, 2012 at 10:59 PM
Our Sheriffs Department is hurting. Please keep our Sheriff and his officers in your prayers. May God grant his peace to the families of those who are no longer with us.
Mary September 14, 2012 at 12:23 AM
Rest in peace. We will miss u coming to the barber shop. May God Bless Your Family!!
lisa shrader walker September 14, 2012 at 07:08 AM
Lord I ask you PLEASE stop and end this sadness. We can't bear anymore heartbreak. Rest in peace and many prayers for your family, Ian. I wish I could turn back time Ian ,but you are now a guardian angel . Thank you for your service as you served us well . Thank you for the smiles/laughs and so many quick whitted jokes buddy! I am typing w/tears in my eyes. I will always remember you and miss you. Prayers for HCSO as well and EOC as this is such a trying horrible time. Rest easy bud you have God by your side now ....
Wings September 14, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Man it is scary that he was so young and didn't even know he was having a heart attack. I think most of us at that age would think it was just something we ate etc. Maybe his death won't be in vain and more people will get screened for heart conditions because of it. I know my next doctor visit will have me asking more questions and getting screened. May you rest in peace Cpl. Licato.
Mari Shrader September 14, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Come pray for the county's law enforcement on Saturday at 4 pm in from of the courthouse in bel air.
lisa shrader walker September 14, 2012 at 10:38 PM
missing my beloved friends charlie and Ian! many prayers !!\
Carol September 15, 2012 at 01:03 PM
This is again sad news Prayers go out to his wife, son and firends. God Bless You all
Mari Shrader September 15, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Prayer vigil postponed...
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