The U.S. Department of Justice awarded the Congressional Badge of Bravery to the parents of Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio, who was killed in the line of duty on May 21, 2018.
The award was presented by U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and U.S. Rep. Andy Harris during a virtual meeting Friday.
The ceremony, which was held at the Baltimore County Police Department, was attended by Caprio’s parents, Debbie and Garry Sorrells, Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa Hyatt and Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, among others.
The award is given to commemorate federal, state, local and tribal officers who have shown bravery in the line of duty despite risking physical injury or death.
Caprio was killed after she responded to a call for a suspicious vehicle in Parkville.