Harford County Sheriff's deputy dies in car crash

A Harford County Sheriff's deputy died in a crash at 2:30 a.m. Thursday in the 4700 block of Conowingo Road (Route 1) in Harford County.

The deputy was on duty at end of a shift when the single-vehicle accident occurred.

Officials with the Harford County Sheriff's Office say Cpl. Charles B. Licato was pronounced dead at the scene.

Licato was a 14-year veteran of the HCSO. He was assigned to the apprehension unit of the services and support bureau.

In response to Licato's death, Harford County executive David R. Craig issued the following statement:

"I am deeply saddened by the sudden and untimely loss of Cpl. Charles Licato of the Harford County Sheriff's Office. Cpl. Licato served the citizens of Harford County and the State of Maryland with pride, integrity and distinction for 13 years as a proud member of the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

My wife Melinda and I extend our condolences to Cpl. Licato's family, friends and co-workers. Harford County lost one of our finest today and we share in mourning the loss of Cpl. Licato with our law enforcement, first responders and public safety community. Cpl. Licato will be sorely missed."

To honor the fallen deputy, Craig has ordered all Harford County flags be flow at half-mast until sunset of the day of the officer's funeral.

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