Family of fallen Officer Amy Caprio thanks community

Officer Amy CaprioThe family of Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio have released a statement expressing their gratitude to the local community.

“The Sorrells and Caprio families of fallen Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to their family and friends, their family in blue, the community, and the general public. The immediate and continued show of love, support, and compassion from not only the surrounding community, but from around the nation and internationally, has been overwhelmingly moving to Amy’s family, friends, and coworkers. Through the compassion that has been shown, and memories that have been shared, Amy’s spirit will live on and continue to shine light on the good that can come from a tragedy.

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“To those who have sent cards, flowers, food, gifts, and artwork, please know that each gift has meant so much to every family member. To thank each and every one individually would be an insurmountable task; however, the family would like to extend their thanks to the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #4, Schimunek Funeral Home, Mountain Christian Church, Brothers Before Others, and so many additional organizations, private companies, and schools who have given and aided in this healing process. What has been apparent from the onset, is that Amy touched so many lives (either directly or indirectly) and it has been your love and prayers that have given her family the most precious gifts of all. For this, both families humbly thank each of you.

“The Sorrells and Caprio families respectfully request their privacy during this difficult time and are looking to the justice system for a fair trial in a court of law. At this time, the family wishes to decline any requests for media interviews.”

Officer Caprio died in the line of duty back in May while investigating a suspicious vehicle in a Perry Hall neighborhood.


Loch Raven High School to host memorial soccer game in honor of Officer Amy Caprio

Officer Amy CaprioA local high school will host a memorial soccer game in honor of a slain police officer.

Officer Amy Caprio was slain while on duty in the Perry Hall area in May.

Loch Raven High School will host a memorial soccer game vs. Parkville High School on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m.

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Officer Caprio was a 2006 graduate of LRHS. In addition to playing soccer, she was very involved in many clubs and activities during her four years at Loch Raven.

The event will feature a jersey dedication at halftime, courtesy of BSN Sports.

All donations will go to support the Fallen Officers Fund.

Loch Raven High School is located at 1212 Cowpens Avenue in Towson (21286).


Towson University creates scholarship in honor of Officer Amy Caprio

Officer Amy CaprioA local college has created a scholarship fund in honor of a slain police officer.

Towson University has announced the creation of the Amy Sorrells Caprio Scholarship Endowment.

Officer Caprio was run down in the line of duty in a Perry Hall neighborhood while investigating a burglary.

She was a Towson University graduate.

Here is the official announcement from Towson University:

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For nearly four years, Amy Sorrells Caprio ’10 dedicated herself to serving Baltimore County as a police officer. Her life tragically ended in the line of duty in May 2018, but her legacy lives on through the scholarship in her name at Towson University.

The Amy Sorrells Caprio Scholarship Endowment honors Amy’s legacy as a Tiger, providing scholarship support to those students following in her footsteps at TU.

For more information, or to donate to the scholarship fund, click here.


Humane Society of Harford County unveils plaque in memory of Officer Amy Caprio

Amy Caprio PlaqueA touching tribute to a fallen officer was unveiled in Harford County over the weekend.

On Sunday, the Humane Society of Harford County unveiled a plaque in memory of Officer Amy Caprio and named one of their kennels in her honor.

Officer Caprio and her husband, Tim, adopted their dog from the Humane Society of Harford County in 2015, and the couple chose to have memorial donations benefit the animals there.

To date, HSHC has collected over $27,000 in honor of Officer Caprio.

Officer Caprio, who was assigned to the Parkville precinct, was run down in the line of duty earlier this year while investigating a suspicious vehicle in Perry Hall.

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Slain officer named ‘Officer of the Month,’ honored by Orioles

Officer Amy CaprioThe Baltimore County Police Department has posthumously named slain police officer Amy Caprio its May 2018 Officer of the Month.

Assigned to the Parkville Precinct, Officer Caprio was run over on May 21 while investigating a suspicious vehicle on Linwen Way in Perry Hall.  She died as a result of her injuries.

“Her supervisors describe her as highly motivated, professional and compassionate, with an ability to communicate and connect with the variety of citizens she encountered daily,” said BCoPD officials. “She was efficient in balancing her responsibilities of patrol response and investigation, while still maintaining a high level of visibility through proactive patrol in an effort to deter crime.”

On Saturday, the Baltimore Orioles recognized Officer Caprio as one of their Birdland Heroes.

Her husband, Tim Caprio, accepted the award on her behalf.

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