Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputy Sergeant Ian Loughran dies of heart attack after attending funeral for fellow deputy

Harford County Sheriff's Office deputy Sergeant Ian Loughran

Harford County suffered the loss of a third law enforcement officer in a week when Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputy Sergeant Ian Loughran died of a heart attack at his home shortly after midnight this morning. According to a release from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, the 43-year-old married father of one child had unknowingly been suffering from heart attack symptoms while he attended the funeral for Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputy, Corporal Charles B. Licato yesterday. Cpl. Licato died in a single car crash Sept. 6. Aberdeen Police Department Officer Charles Armetta was killed this past Saturday when he fell to his death from an I-95 overpass while off duty. Here are the details the Harford County Sheriff’s Office released about Sgt. Loughran:


Harford County Sheriff’s Office Suffers Second Deputy’s Death


(Bel Air, MD – September 13, 2012) It is with deep sorrow and regrets that the Harford County Sheriff’s Office announces the line of duty death of Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputy – Sergeant Ian Loughran #463, age 43, of Harford County MD.


It has been determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner that on September 12, 2012, Sgt Loughran # 463 had unknowingly began to suffer the symptoms of  a heart attack during the funeral services for his fellow deputy who passed away last week.  Sgt Loughran died in his home on Thursday, September 13, 2012 sometime after midnight.


Sgt Loughran # 463, was a 16 year veteran of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office. He was most recently assigned to the Police Services Bureau, Patrol Division, Northern Precinct.  He was married and had one child.


Sheriff Bane stated, “Yesterday I spoke of a new star in the heavens when speaking of Charles Licato, today it seems a second star now joins him.”


Funeral Arrangements will be made available on the Harford County Sheriff’s Office website, www.harfordsheriff.org, once confirmed with family members.