'Hero' Montgomery Co. Officer Shot on Duty in 2003 Dies - NBC4 Washington

'Hero' Montgomery Co. Officer Shot on Duty in 2003 Dies

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    A Montgomery County police officer who was shot while on duty and paralyzed in 2003 has passed away.

    Olinger was conducting a traffic stop in Silver Spring more than 15 years ago when Terrence Green, then a teenager, opened fire. Olinger's injuries forced him to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair.

    In a letter to his fellow officers, Acting Chief Russell Hamill described Olinger as a true hero who thrived in helping others.

    "Kyle was, without a doubt, the embodiment of what it truly means to be a hero possessed of an indomitable warrior spirit and a never quit attitude that makes one stand in awe," Hamill wrote.

    Officer Katie Beard Is Dedicated to Her Community

    [DC] Officer Katie Beard Is Dedicated to Her Community

    Police are expected to protect and serve our communities, but Montgomery County police Officer Katie Beard is especially invested in the service part. She has done a lot of good work during her 19 years on the force — perhaps none as rewarding as her current assignment. Her dedication to her community is why one of her neighbors nominated her to be this week’s Harris’ Hero.

    (Published Friday, April 12, 2019)

    So far, no services have been announced.

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