BCPS to Honor Officer Caprio With Playground

Fallen Officer Amy Caprio will be honored with a playground at Gunpowder Elementary School on Saturday, October 23, from 2 – 4 p.m. at the school, 9540 Holiday Manor Road in Perry Hall.

A host of county and state elected and educational leaders, including BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams and Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, will participate in the ribbon-cutting for a new Unity Playground to honor the life and service of Ofc. Amy Caprio, who was killed in the line of duty in Perry Hall in May 2018.

The ceremony will include 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’s.

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.

The rain date for this event is Saturday, October 30.