August 11, 2008 is the anniversary date of the line-of-duty death of Lt. Michael Howe.
On the morning of August 10, 2008, Lieutenant Michael Howe was with his tactical unit at the scene of a murder-suicide in Precinct 4/Pikesville. When he returned home after the incident, he suffered a massive stroke and was taken to the hospital. He died on August 11, 2008.
Under departmental regulations memorial ribbon bars will be worn on the uniform, above all other ribbons above the badge, or mourning bands will be worn on the badge on the anniversary dates of Baltimore county police officers killed in the line-of-duty.
Memorial ribbon bars or mourning bands will be worn on 8/11/18 to honor and remember Lt. Howe.