Police Officer Kyle Olinger
Montgomery County Police Department, Maryland
End of Watch Thursday, April 18, 2019
Police Officer Kyle Olinger succumbed to complications of a gunshot wound sustained on August 13th, 2003, while making a traffic stop at the intersection of Second Avenue and Spring Street in Silver Spring.
He was speaking to one of the occupants when he observed one of the passengers attempting to conceal a handgun underneath the seat. He ordered the man to drop the weapon before a struggle ensued. The man shot Officer Olinger in the neck, injuring his spinal column.
Officer Olinger remained paralyzed below his chest. He passed away from complications of his wound on April 18th, 2019.