Md. officer paralyzed in 2003 shooting dies

The officer was shot while conducting a traffic stop, leaving him paralyzed until his death

Duty Death: Officer Kyle Olinger - [Montgomery County, Maryland]

End of Service: 04/18/2019

By PoliceOne Staff

ROCKVILLE, Md.  — An officer who was left paralyzed after a shooting in 2003 died from complications last week.

According to NBC Washington, Officer Kyle Olinger was conducting a traffic stop when suspect Terrence Green opened fire.

Olinger’s injuries forced him to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair until he died on April 18.

"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," Acting Chief Russell Hamill wrote in a letter to his fellow officers.

Services for Olinger have not been announced.

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