Today We Pause to Remember Fallen Hero Officer First Class Amy Caprio

We continue remembering each of our 10 honored fallen leading up to our Baltimore County Memorial Service on May 10, 2019.

Today we pause to remember Officer First Class Amy Caprio. On May 21, 2018, Officer Caprio was the primary officer responding to a call for a suspicious vehicle with multiple suspicious subjects walking around homes in the unit block of Linwen Way in Nottingham, Precinct 8/Parkville. Officer Caprio arrived in the area and located a black Jeep Wrangler, following it to the cul-de-sac at the end of Linwen Way. She exited her vehicle and ordered the driver to exit the Jeep. As the driver began to exit the Jeep, he got back in and quickly accelerated, driving toward and striking Officer Caprio. She suffered traumatic injuries and was transported to the hospital where she was later pronounced deceased. Four suspects were later arrested in connection with the incident that killed Officer Caprio. On May 1, 2019, the first of the four suspects was convicted by a Baltimore County Jury of First Degree Murder.
Officer Caprio served the citizens of Baltimore County from July 1, 2014 until May 21, 2019.

Today We Pause to Remember Fallen Hero Officer First Class Jason Schneider

We continue remembering each of our 10 honored fallen leading up to our Baltimore County Memorial Service on May 10, 2019.

Today we pause to remember Officer First Class Jason Schneider. Officer Schneider was fatally wounded On August 28, 2013 while serving  a high risk search warrant with his tactical unit in Precinct 1/Wilkens,  for a suspect wanted in a shooting.  While making entry he was fatally wounded by one of the suspects.  Before succumbing to his wounds he, along with another team member, returned fire killing the suspect. Officer Schneider served the citizens of Baltimore County from June 3, 2000 until his death on August 28, 2013.

Today We Pause to Remember Fallen Hero Lieutenant Michael Howe

We continue remembering each of our 10 honored fallen leading up to our Baltimore County Memorial Service on May 10, 2019.

Today we pause to remember Lieutenant Michael Howe. On the morning of August 10, 2008, Lieutenant Michael Howe was with his tactical unit at the scene of a murder-suicide in Precinct 4/Pikesville. When he returned home after the incident, he suffered a massive stroke and was taken to the hospital. He died on August 11, 2008. Lieutenant Howe served the citizens of Baltimore County from December 18, 1978 to August 11, 2008.

Today We Pause to Remember Fallen Hero Sergeant Mark Parry

We continue remembering each of our 10 honored fallen leading up to our Baltimore County Memorial Service on May 10, 2019.

Today we pause to remember Sergeant Mark Parry. On December 27, 2001 Sergeant Mark Parry was on patrol in Towson when a drunk driver struck his unmarked police vehicle. The driver fled the scene and was arrested a short distance away. Sergeant Parry died on January 21, 2002 from injuries he sustained in that motor vehicle accident. Sergeant Parry served the citizens of Baltimore County from April 20, 1985 until January 21, 2002.

 

Today We Pause to Remember Fallen Hero Officer John Stem

We continue remembering each of our 10 honored fallen leading up to our Baltimore County Memorial Service on May 10, 2019.

Today we pause to remember Officer John Stem. Officer John Stem was shot on July 6, 1977 in the Precinct1/Wilkens area while police were attempting to talk an armed person who was under the influence of drugs and was was barricaded in his family’s home into surrendering. Although paralyzed and in a wheel chair, he continued to work for the police department for several years. Officer Stem served the citizens of Baltimore County from September 22, 1969 until February 15, 1990. Officer Stem died on October 19, 2000 of complications of paraplegia caused by his line of duty wounds.

Officer Charles Huckeba was also fatally wounded during the same incident.

 

Today We Pause to Remember Fallen Hero Sergeant Bruce Prothero

We continue remembering each of our 10 honored fallen leading up to our Baltimore County Memorial Service on May 10, 2019.

Today we pause to remember Sergeant Bruce Prothero. On February 7, 2000, Sergeant Bruce Prothero , a married father of five, was working part time as a security guard at a jewelry store on Reisterstown Road when four armed men robbed the store. When Sergeant Prothero followed the robbers out of the store, he was shot twice and died an hour later as a result of his wounds. Sergeant Prothero served the citizens of Baltimore County from June 20, 1987 until February 7, 2000.

 

Today We Pause to Remember Fallen Hero Officer Robert Zimmerman

We continue remembering each of our 10 honored fallen leading up to our Baltimore County Memorial Service on May 10, 2019.

Today we pause to remember Officer Robert Zimmerman. On November 5, 1986, Officer Robert Zimmerman was struck by a vehicle and critically injured while on foot patrol on Edmondson Avenue. Officer Zimmerman died nine days later on November 14, 1986 as a result of his injuries. Officer Zimmerman served the citizens of Baltimore County from April 27, 1968 until his death on November 14, 1986.

Today We Pause to Remember Fallen Hero Corporal Samuel Snyder

We continue remembering each of our 10 honored fallen leading up to our Baltimore County Memorial Service on May 10, 2019.

Today we pause to remember Corporal Samuel Snyder. On August 13, 1983, Corporal Samuel Snyder, a thirty-year veteran of the department, was shot by a subject while responding to a call for assistance from fellow officers in Towson. Corporal Snyder died 10 days later on August 23, 1983 as a result of his wounds. Corporal Snyder served the citizens of Baltimore County from February 23, 1953 to August 23, 1983.

 

Today We Pause to Remember Fallen Hero Officer Charles Huckeba

Today we continue remembering each of our 10 honored fallen leading up to our Baltimore County Memorial Service on May 10, 2019.

Today we pause to remember Officer Charles Huckeba. Officer Charles Huckeba was a police officer for less than one year when he was shot and killed on July 6, 1977 in the Precinct1/Wilkens area while he and other officers were attempting to talk an armed, person who was under the influence of drugs. The person was barricaded in his family’s home and officers were trying to talk him into surrendering. He served the citizens of Baltimore County from August 16, 1976 until his death on July 6, 1977.

 

 

Today We Pause to Remember Fallen Hero Officer Edward Kuznar

Yesterday we began the month of May by sharing a history of our own Police Memorial. We will continue by remembering each of our 10 honored fallen each day leading up to our Baltimore County Memorial Service on May 10, 2019.

Today we pause to remember Officer Edward Kuznar. On December 9, 1969, Officer Edward Kuznar died as a result of a traffic accident. While on patrol near Kingsville, his vehicle was struck head-on by another vehicle that crossed the center line and struck his vehicle. The accident killed both Officer Kuznar and the driver of the other vehicle. He served the citizens of Baltimore County from February 18, 1957 until his untimely death on December 9, 1969.

 

FOP Lodge #4 statement on the verdict in the murder trial of Officer Amy Caprio

The Baltimore County Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #4 extends its condolences to the family of our member, Sister Amy Caprio.  This past week and year have been difficult for all members of her family, the community and members of the FOP.  The pain of losing our friend and colleague is immeasurable.

The FOP would like to thank the prosecutors from the State’s Attorney’s Office, as well as the jurors who listened to the testimony and reviewed all of the evidence.

The FOP will continue to support Officer Caprio’s family and colleagues, particularly through the adjudication of additional defendants.

As we move into the month of May and prepare for our local, state and national memorial services to honor the lives of fallen officers, we are reminded of the risks officers take in serving. We appreciate the support the community has extended us and ask for your prayers for the safety of our members.

Death Notification: Bertha Antoinette Elliott

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Bertha Antoinette Elliott, grandmother of retired Coporal Jim Rommel, on April 27, 2019 .

A funeral service will be held at the Connelly Funeral Home of Essex, 300 Mace Avenue on Thursday at 10 am. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-9 pm.

Interment at Baltimore Cemetery.

 

Death Notification: Evelyn Davis

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Mrs. Evelyn Davis, mother-in-law of Captain Orlando Lilly.  Mrs. Davis was a resident of North Carolina.  A Celebration of Life service will be held tomorrow, April 26, 2019 in Albemarle, NC.

Please keep Captain Lilly and his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

 

Contract Ratification Results

On April 23 and 24, 2019 the tentative settlement agreement between the Baltimore County Administration and Baltimore County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #4 (FOP) was presented to the membership for ratification. Members of the FOP were at every precinct, headquarters and training at various hours on both days in an effort to provide the opportunity for as many members as possible to vote. The ballots were counted at the close of business on Wednesday April 24, 2019.

The voting totals were as follow: FOR Ratification – 1,000    AGAINST – 14
This Memorandum of Understanding is for July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

Thank you to all of those who participated.

Death Notification: Lois Burke

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Lois Burke, Mother in Law of Sergeant Bernie Leeming.  Ms. Burke passed away on April 21, 2019.

Funeral service:  Tuesday, April, 23rd 1200 p.m. at Sol Levinson 8900 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, Md. 21208.  Burial to follow at Har Sinai Cemetery on Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, Md. 21117.