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Additional details released on Officer Caprio/Unity Playground dedication, ribbon-cutting to be held at Gunpowder Elementary School



NOTTINGHAM, MD—Additional details have been released regarding this weekend’s dedication of the Unity Playground.

A host of county and state elected and educational leaders, including Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams and Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, will participate in the ribbon-cutting for the new Unity Playground to honor the life and service of Ofc. Amy Caprio, who in 2018 became the first female officer to be killed in the line of duty in Baltimore County.

The ceremony will take place 2 – 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2021.  The rain date will be Saturday, October 30th.

The event will feature remarks from Williams and Olszewski, as well as from Makeda Scott, chair of the Board of Education of Baltimore County; state Sen. Kathy Klausmeier, Police Chief Melissa Hyatt, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks, and family members and friends of Officer Caprio.

The event also will feature the Perry Hall High School Chamber Choir and a medley from Police Emerald Society piper Lt. Robert McCurdy (ret.) of the Baltimore County Fire Department.

The community is invited, and children will be invited to engage in a “First Play” on the equipment to end the ceremony.  Attendees are asked to bring a book for Officer Caprio’s “reading nook.”



The playground project was first announced in January 2020 and all funding was finally secured in June of this year.

Attendees are asked to RSVP online at https://tinyurl.com/unityplayground.

Gunpowder Elementary School is located at 9540 Holiday Manor Road in Perry Hall/Nottingham (21236).

Photo via the Officer Caprio Playground Project

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