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County Remembers 2010 Fallen Police Officer Sergeant Hector I. Ayala by Renaming Wheaton Glenmont Outdoor Pool in his Honor

For Immediate Release: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017; 5 p.m.

Glenmont Local Park Activity Building

3201 Randolph Road, Wheaton

 

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, Montgomery County Councilmembers Marc Elrich, Nancy Navarro and Nancy Floreen; Police Chief Tom Manger and Director of the Department of Recreation Gabe Albornoz will lead a ceremony to change the name of the County’s Wheaton Glenmont Outdoor Pool to the Sergeant Hector I. Ayala Wheaton Glenmont Outdoor Pool. They will be joined by Sergeant Ayala’s personal family, police family, friends and interested residents and community members.

 

Sergeant Ayala was 31 years old when he was killed in the line of duty on April 4, 2010. He was the 16th Montgomery County Police Officer and first Hispanic officer to die in the line of duty. He was an exemplary officer whose skills, professionalism and involvement with the community during his seven-year career in the 4th Police District, made a strong impact on the greater Wheaton Glenmont communities.

 

Note to Media: There are two entrances to the pool. The Randolph Road entrance is closest to the Activity Building where the ceremony will be held. There will be an unveiling of the new pool entrance sign by officials and family members.

 

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Release ID: 17-140
Media Contact: Lucille Baur 240-777-6507