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Motorcycle club to honor fallen Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio

Posted at 11:36 AM, Apr 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 14:47:06-04

A local motorcycle club will honor fallen Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio at it’s annual bull roast on April 6, the club announced.

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The Charm City chapter of the Punishers Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, a non-profit group comprised of motorcycle enthusiasts who raise money for law enforcement and other charities, will donate funds from their annual Bull Roast to the Amy Caprio Memorial Scholarship Fund at Towson University, the group announced in a statement.

Caprio was killed in May of 2018 as she was investigating a series of break-ins in Baltimore County. After pursuing a car thought to be tied to the robberies, the teenage driver of the car allegedly struck and killed Caprio as she attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver, as well three other young suspects who allegedly were robbing houses in the area, were all charged in Caprio’s murder.

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Chuck Ritz, the organizer of the event, hopes to raise $10,000 for the scholarship fund, but with the support of local businesses and other fundraising efforts, they could well exceed that target. Past events have raised more than $23,000 for law enforcement charities, he said.

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“With this donation that will not only help a student at Towson, it will also ensure that Officer Caprio will never be forgotten and that her sacrifice for the citizens of Baltimore County was not be in vain,” Ritz said.

The Bull Roast will be held at Columbus Gardens (4301 Klosterman Ave., Baltimore), from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on April 6. Caprio’s husband, Tim Caprio, as well as her parents, Debbie and Garry Sorrells, will be among the special guests in attendance, Ritz said.