Volunteer responder who rushed to aid fallen officer becomes firefighter

Logan Kurek was the first to administer aid to Officer Amy Caprio after she was struck by a vehicle, and he is now a member of the Baltimore County Fire Department

By FireRescue1 Staff

TOWSON, Md. — A volunteer firefighter who was the first to aid a slain police officer is now a member of the Baltimore County Fire Department.

WMAR reported that Logan Kurek, 23, was the first person to administer aid to Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio after she was struck by a vehicle outside of Kurek’s home while she was 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," Kurek said. "I'm just glad that I was home that day to help her and do everything in my power to help that situation.”


WMAR-2 News Jamie Costello speaks with Logan Kurek, the first person on the scene to administer first-aid to the fallen Baltimore County Police officer.

Posted by WMAR-2 News Baltimore on Monday, May 21, 2018

Kurek was a volunteer firefighter at the time, but he recently graduated from the fire academy and became a Baltimore County Fire Department firefighter.

"Not many people get to actually do what they dream of doing, this is his final chapter," Kurek’s father, Tony, said.

Kurek said becoming a firefighter is a “dream come true.”

“Every day I strive to be this," he said. "When I got the call to get into 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 are no words."

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