LOCH RAVEN, Md. — When you have a calling to do something with your life, you just know.
In the case of 23-year-old Logan Kurek, a life-changing experience solidified his drive to live his life helping others.
Kurek was a volunteer firefighter when he witnessed the unexpected and untimely death of Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio. He was the first person at the scene to administer first aid to the fallen officer who was killed while investigating a reported robbery.
"I think about her every day, she's always in my mind and I don't think I'll ever forget her or any of that," said Kurek.
But while he took the time to express his sentiments towards Caprio, he was in the midst of a very special moment in his life.
Like many others who dreamed of being a firefighter one day, Kurek made his childhood dream come true on Tuesday night when he walked across the stage to finally become a Baltimore County Firefighter.
"Not many people get to actually do what they dream of doing, this is his final chapter," said Tony Kurek, Logan's father.
The next chapter - a career motivated to help the community and give back.
"It was a dream come true, everyday I strive to be this," said Kurek. "When I got the call to get in the academy I felt like it was the best day ever, but to finally get through training and make the year with all my classmates, there's no words."
Now, Kurek will have the chance to serve for the Baltimore County Fire Department and help those in need the same way he was able to be by Caprio's side before medics arrived.
"I'm just glad that I was home that day to help her and do everything in my power to help that situation," said Kurek.
Kurek is expected to work at the Baltimore County Fire Station #10 located just up the street from the Parkville Precinct where Officer Caprio was assigned. A story that has come full circle.