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Fallen Heroes Day: honoring those who lost their lives in the line of duty

Posted at 7:17 PM, May 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-03 19:20:23-04

BALTIMORE, Md. — The men and woman who died protecting and serving civilians were honored on Fallen Heroes Day.

Ceremonies were held across the State of Maryland, including at Dulaney Valley Memorial Garden in Baltimore County. Fallen Officer Amy Caprio and Firefighter and EMT Nathan were honored at the event in Dulaney Valley.

Officer Caprio was killed responding to a burglary call in Parkville in 2018. And Howard County Department of Firefighter Nathan Flynn died while fighting a house fire in Clarksville.

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"Today, it serves as a blunt reminder that hereos are ordinary people willing to do extraordinary things, Real heroes make immense sacrifices in the name of service to their communities. Real heroes go to work everyday and put their own lives on the line to protect the lives of others. Real heroes like the men and women we honor today are simply people, extraordinay people, but people," said Baltimore County Executive Johnny O.

During the ceremony, the families of the fallen heroes were presented with a replica of the fallen heroes memorial and a resolution from the Maryland General Assembly.

A total of 186 Maryland first responders have been honored on Fallen Heroes Day.