The news quickly rippled through the community and the state, prompting reactions from many as information and concern was shared.
Acting Baltimore County Executive Fred Homan sent the following statement:
"It is a sad day in Baltimore County as we mourn the loss of a police officer who died in the line of duty. We share our sorrow with her family and her extended family, the women and men who put their lives on the line every day to keep our County safe."
President Glenn C. Resnick released a statement on behalf of the Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen's Association:
"On behalf of the members of the Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen's Association, we are deeply saddened by the Line of Duty Death of the Baltimore County Police Officer. We express our heartfelt condolences to her family & to our Brothers & Sisters of the Baltimore County Police Department. Her unselfish service to the community is an example of the most noble thing one could do with their life. May she rest in peace. The BCVFA will be here for our brothers and sisters in blue as they mourn their loss and remember their colleague during this difficult time."
And Governor Hogan sent his statement on Tuesday saying:
“We are heartbroken to lose a member of Maryland's law enforcement family, Police Officer First Class Amy Caprio. Officer Caprio was a dedicated member of the Baltimore County Police Department who was soon to celebrate four years with the force. She bravely made the ultimate sacrifice for the safety and security of our citizens, and we all owe her a debt of gratitude for her selfless service.We continue to keep Officer Caprio’s family, loved ones, her brothers and sisters in blue, and the entire Baltimore County community in our prayers. U.S. and Maryland flags will fly at half-staff through the day she is laid to rest in tribute to her service and sacrifice.The State of Maryland continues to stand beside Baltimore County as they work to bring those responsible for Officer Caprio’s death to justice.”
Other turned to social media to send their condolences.
Our heartfelt sympathy to the family, officers, and community of the fallen @BACOPoliceFire Officer who lost her life in the performance of her duties today. May she Rest In Peace.
— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) May 21, 2018
My prayers go out BALTIMORE County and the family of their fallen officer.
— Barry Glassman (@HarfordExec) May 22, 2018
— MD State Police (@MDSP) May 21, 2018
— Maryland NRP (@MDNRPolice) May 21, 2018
— Harford Sheriff (@Harford_Sheriff) May 21, 2018
Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the murdered Baltimore County Police Officer killed this afternoon. Please keep all of the Officers searching for her killers in your thoughts. #BaltimoreCountyPD — at Official Baltimore County Police & Fire https://t.co/MIaGXwwlK8
— Cecil County Sheriff (@CecilSheriff) May 21, 2018
— Cecil County Sheriff (@CecilSheriff) May 21, 2018
I mourn with all Baltimore County citizens, law enforcement officers everywhere and the family of the brave officer whose life was tragically taken today. She gave her life in the service of others & all of Baltimore will remember her sacrifice. @BACOPoliceFire we stand with you.
— Mayor Catherine Pugh (@MayorPugh50) May 21, 2018
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a Baltimore County Police Officer after she was shot in the line of duty today. Our prayers go out to this brave officer's family, @BACOPoliceFire, and the Baltimore County community.
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) May 21, 2018
It is with a heavy heart that we learn of the tragic passing the of the Baltimore Co Police Officer who was fatally injured today in the line of duty. Our prayers are with the officer's family, friends, & BCPD as they mourn the loss of a brave & dedicated law enforcement officer.
— Al Redmer (@AlRedmerJr) May 21, 2018
Thoughts and prayers to the family, friends, officers and community in Baltimore County.
Shawn, great job in the worst of scenarios. Very sorry for your loss, @BACOPoliceFire.
— T.J. Smith (@TJSmithMedia) May 21, 2018
Thoughts and prayers from Abingdon Fire Company for our brother in blue reported shot in Baltimore County/Perry Hall area.
— Abingdon Fire Company (MD) (@AbingdonFire) May 21, 2018
Deeply saddened by the loss of a hero to her profession, agency, family and community. @BACOPoliceFire
— Kevin Davis (@CommishKDavis) May 21, 2018
To the Men and Women of @BACOPoliceFire All of us at the Prince George’s County Police Department send our most sincere condolences on the loss of your officer. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and her family. pic.twitter.com/8cT8fvZ4wN
— PGPDNEWS (@PGPDNews) May 21, 2018
The @FBI grieves with @BACOPoliceFire and sends our heartfelt condolences to the family, officers, and community of the fallen officer. FBI Baltimore remains on scene as we assist @BACOPoliceFire's search for those responsible and bringing them to justice.
— FBI Baltimore (@FBIBaltimore) May 22, 2018
We mourn with our Brothers & Sisters of the Baltimore County Police Department and we pray for the officer's family and friends Rest In Peace Sister!
— Baltimore City FOP (@FOP3) May 21, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Baltimore County Police Department, as well as the officer’s family, as they mourn the loss of a police officer who was killed in the line of duty today. May she rest in peace… pic.twitter.com/JGStBtsrDv
— Susquehanna Hose Co. (@SusquehannaHose) May 22, 2018
Another tragic day for @BaltCoGov County - all of #md02 mourns with the family of our fallen officer and her fellow first @BACOPoliceFire first responders. Her service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. pic.twitter.com/TBJNPdD4Pu
— Dutch Ruppersberger (@Call_Me_Dutch) May 22, 2018
Many thanks to the parents, students, staff, & Perry Hall community members for your diligence toward ensuring student safety. Special thanks to our principals & to BCPD for your leadership & partnership. Our thoughts & prayers are extended to the family of the fallen officer.
— Verletta White (@VerlettaWhite) May 22, 2018