Relentless and Fearless.
That's how friends, family and his police brothers and sisters remember Harford County Sheriff's Deputy Corporal Charles Barton Licato
And today, surrounded by hundreds of police officers from around the region Corporal Licato went on his last call.
Corporal Licato died last week after his cruiser crashed on Route One near Conowingo.
His friends and fellow officers say while he as the kind of guy you wanted to have your back; he was always the guy in the lead.
A member of the Fugitive Apprehension Unit officers say he was the first in the door and worked very hard to get the job done.
Sheriff Jesse Bane remembered a man who he called dedicated and caring.
"There was none more braver than Charles and there was never a finer man to wear the star" Sheriff Bane says.
Friends say he was also very dedicated to his family.
They say he was a practical joker a great cook and a very good friend.
A childhood friend Eric Davidson said that Corporal Licato was quote
"He was smart, he was drive, charismatic but he found a way to be funny loving and caring. He became a man of principles, loyalty and honor and he built a career on those principles." Davidson says.
Hundreds officers at the church saluted and stood at attention to honor him.
From the church in Joppa…
To his final resting place in Bel Air the long procession drew crowds of people along the route.
Just to pay my respects to the fallen police officer. My dad was a police officer he's been gone a long time no but I grew up with a dad was a police officer so I know how this family feels." Kathy Catalfamo of Bel Air says.
The community feels a terrible loss with Corporal Licato's death.
A man who his friends say cared about the county he served and in death in the line of duty...truly gave all.
Corporal Licato is only the third Harford County Sheriff’s Deputy to die in the line of duty in the history of the department.
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