ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland flag is being flown at half-staff around the state in honor of a sheriff’s office sergeant.

Gov. Martin O’Malley ordered the flag flown at half-staff on Wednesday in honor of Sgt. Ian Loughran.

Loughran, 43, was a 16-year veteran of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office. The office said that Loughran began to suffer the symptoms of a heart attack during the funeral services for another deputy on Sept. 12.

Loughran died at his home Sept. 13 sometime after midnight.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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