An Eagle Scout is starting a project to honor fallen police officer Amy Caprio, who died on May 21, 2018 in the line of duty. Owen Mrok wants to build a memorial garden at the Parkville Police Precinct 8 and has started a GoFundMe page for the project. Below is his story.
Hi I am Owen Mrok. I am an Eagle Scout candidate for Boy Scout Troop 124
I have been in involved in scouting, since I was a 7-year-old Tiger Scout. During my elementary school years, I completed the tasks necessary to earn my Arrow of Light with Cub Scout Pack 984, prior to bridging over to Boy Scout Troop 124.
As a Boy Scout I have completed all the necessary badges to be qualified to earn my Eagle rank. The Eagle rank is the highest achievement of the Boy Scouts.
My final step to complete is my Eagle Project.
An Eagle project, is an opportunity for a scout to plan, develop and give leadership to others. These are all things that I have learned through my years of Scouting. And now it is my time to demonstrate my mastery of these skills.
I am creating a memorial garden at the Parkville Police Department in Memory of Fallen Officer Amy Caprio. Officer Caprio died on May 21, 2018 in the line of duty. 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.
Amy’s mother Debbie Sorrells goes to the precinct on a regular basis just to feel closer to her daughter and to maintain the relationship she and her family had with the other officers. The station currently has a county planted garden that is in desperate need of attention. Ms. Debbie has tried on her own to add flowers and things to make it a bit nicer for the officers to enjoy when coming to and from work.
My plan is to create a garden in Amy’s memory. A place where her mother, other officers as well as the community will have a place to remember her always. 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.
To donate go to https://www.gofundme.com/f/memorial-garden-for-officer-amy-caprio?utm_campaign=p_cp%20share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer&fbclid=IwAR36bzq_V4Cln_if-mZr1XiPVjIWQVLcNY-JfxUKcaX7Vf1Xn1Nf20C9n8o