Family, Police/Fire

Eagle Scout candidate aims to build memorial garden at Parkville Precinct dedicated to Officer Caprio

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. …


Crime, Police/Fire

Maryland Court of Appeals upholds conviction of teen who ran over Officer Caprio

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland’s second-highest court has upheld the conviction of one of the four teens who ran down and killed Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio in 2018. Dawnta Anthony Harris was seventeen years old when he was convicted as an adult for running over Officer Caprio as she investigated a report of a burglary on Linwen Way. Harris’ attorneys had …


All funding secured for Officer Caprio Playground in Perry Hall

NOTTINGHAM, MD—All funding has been secured for a playground that will honor a local hero. The Officer Caprio Playground Project on Saturday announced that all remaining funds had been secured for all parts of playground thanks to funding provided by Crossroads Reserve LLC/Perry Hall Station. Officer Amy Caprio was run down in the line of duty in Nottingham in May …

Baltimore County Police Department to hold annual memorial service on Friday [LIVE VIDEO]

TOWSON, MD—A memorial service to honor Baltimore County police officers who died while performing their duties will take place on Friday, May 14, at 10 a.m. The service will take place at Patriot Plaza, 401 Bosley Avenue in Towson (21204). The service will be moved inside the County Council Chambers in the Old Courthouse, 400 Washington Avenue, 21204 if there …

Governor Hogan vetoes bill that would eliminate life sentences without parole for juveniles

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has announced actions on legislation passed by the General Assembly during the 2021 legislative session. The governor has vetoed SB494 – Juveniles Convicted as Adults – Sentencing – Limitations and Reductions. Governor Hogan issued the following statement on the matter: “Our administration has consistently demonstrated a historic commitment to criminal justice reform. In 2016, we passed …

Congressional Badge of Bravery posthumously presented to Officer Amy Caprio

NOTTINGHAM, MD—U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Andy Harris joined together Friday to present the parents of Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio, who was killed in the line of duty in 2018, with the Congressional Badge of Bravery, an award from the Department of Justice that recognizes “exceptional acts of bravery while in the line …