RadioOnFire.com – Fellow Baltimore County Police Officers attended the second annual Amy’s Ride and Run event to honor the life of Officer Amy Caprio on what would have been her 31st birthday on Monday.
Caprio was killed in the line of duty last year when she was run over by a fleeing burglary suspect.
Runners and cyclists gathered at Historic Jerusalem Mill in Kingsville on Monday morning for a 5K run and biking event hosted by Caprio’s husband and other sponsors.
Among the attendees was Baltimore County Police Officer Tabitha Hayes, who worked alongside Caprio in the Parkville Precinct. Hayes herself was injured in the line of duty in early May when she was shot by friendly fire in a standoff in Parkville.
While using a cane to stand, Hayes told WBAL-TV that Caprio was, “a good friend, shiftmate and an amazing police officer.”
Hayes said honoring Caprio “meant everything,” and calling the police department “a brotherhood and a family.”
The event included a mountain bike trail ride, a mountain bike road ride, a 5K run and a family friendly walk.
Following the run and ride event, a celebration of life was held for Officer Caprio offering guests food, beer, music, and police and K9 display.
All of the proceeds of the event went to the Amy Sorrells Caprio Scholarship Endowment to Towson University and the Honor A Hero Project.