This is a reminder of the 11th anniversary date of the line-of-duty-death of Bro. John W. Stem, Sr., on October 19, 2000.
Under Departmental regulations Memorial Ribbon Bars may be worn on the uniform, above all other ribbons above the badge, on the anniversary dates of Baltimore County police officers killed-in-the-line-of-duty.
Members are encouraged to honor and remember Bro. Stem by wearing their Memorial Ribbon Bars on October 19th of each year.