UPDATE: Construction has officially begun.
Original story below…
PARKVILLE, MD—An Eagle Scout candidate is working on a very special final project.
Owen Mrok, with Boy Scout Troop 124, hopes to build a memorial garden dedicated to fallen hero Officer Amy Caprio.
“I am creating a memorial garden at the Parkville Police Department in Memory of Fallen Officer Amy Caprio,” says Mrok on the GoFundMe page for the project. “Officer Caprio died on May 21, 2018 in the line of duty (link added). Her death had a huge impact on my community not just for myself but for many others as well. Her co-workers still struggle with her loss, as does her family.”
“My plan is to create a garden in Amy’s memory, a place where…other officers as well as the community will have a place to remember her always,” Mrok adds. “It will include plants and a few shrubs that are native to Maryland, as well as many other easily maintained flowers. And a marble bench similar to the one at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, for the Fallen Heroes.”
Thus far, the project has raised $2,235 out of a planned $7,053.
To make a contribution, visit the GoFundMe page here.