Police Officer Amy Caprio

Police Officer Amy Caprio

Baltimore County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Monday, May 21, 2018

Amy Caprio

Police Officer Amy Caprio was intentionally struck and killed by a vehicle driven by a juvenile burglary suspect in front of 7 Linwen Way in the Perry Hall area of Baltimore County.

She had responded to calls about a burglary in progress in the neighborhood at approximately 2:00 pm and was given a description of a black Jeep Wrangler. As she arrived in the area she located the vehicle, which had previously been stolen, and followed it to the dead-end of the cul-de-sac where she challenged the driver to exit the vehicle. The juvenile driver opened the door and then accelerated towards Officer Caprio, fatally striking her.

A volunteer firefighter who lived nearby immediately performed CPR until Officer Caprio was transported to Franklin Square Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The vehicle's driver abandoned the vehicle nearby and was taken into custody a short time later and charged as an adult with first-degree murder. The three other juveniles involved in the burglary were also apprehended and charged as adults with Officer Carpio's murder.

Officer Caprio is survived by her husband, parents, and sister.

Bio

  • Age 29
  • Tour 3 years, 8 months
  • Badge 5785

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Charged with murder

burglary, juvenile, stolen vehicle

Most Recent Reflection

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On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Amy was killed in the line of duty.

To the Caprio family, fellow officers , and all who call Amy beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Amy gave to her community and the citizens of Maryland and for the supreme sacrifice she and her family made on May 30th, 2018.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

July 27, 2018

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