On the evening of Wednesday, April 20, students, faculty and staff gathered on Gordon Plaza to honor victims of homicide and to raise awareness about the impact of homicide on our community. The candlelight vigil was organized by Nu Omicron, the Criminal Justice Honor Society, and money raised from the event will go to the Harford County Sheriff’s Benevolent Fund in memory of Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey and Senior Deputy Mark Logsdon, who were gunned down in the line of duty on February 10, 2016.
CPA Dean Roger Hartley and Jim Lockard, a UB student and member of the Bel Air Police Department who was good friends with Senior Deputies Dailey and Logsdon, both offered brief remarks before the lighting of the candles.
“It was a really meaningful evening,” said Heather Pfeifer, associate professor in the School of Criminal Justice and faculty adviser to Nu Omicron. “I believe everyone in attendance was very moved. I know I was.”