(WMAR) - The community is remembering and mourning Baltimore County police officer Amy Caprio. She was killed in the line of duty Monday. Caprio was the first female officer killed in the department's history.
The memorial outside of the 8th precinct where Caprio was assigned continues to grow. People of all ages have stopped by with flowers and balloons to honor an officer who was just months away from her 4 year anniversary with the department and days away from her 30th birthday.
"I think it's a valuable lesson for our kids to understand how important that these officers are out here risking their lives," said Baltimore County resident, Amy Briggs.
Caprio lost her life while trying to keep her community safe.