presidential visits to the City of Baltimore, multiple Marine Corps Marathons in DC, and celebration for the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner at Ft McHenry. Europa was also deployed to local events that drew large crowds but not national attention, including Navy home football games, Baltimore Marathon, Preakness as well as local festivals. Europa also deployed to local and national critical incidents including the Eric Frien manhunt in Pennsylvania, Congressional baseball practice shooting – where she alerted to the suspect’s storage locker, an Active Shooter at the Columbia Mall, a shooting death of a Baltimore City Police Detective – where she located ballistic evidence that assisted the investigative team in closing the case, shooting death of a DSP trooper – locating ballistic evidence at the scene, and a school shooting at a HS in St Mary’s County MD – receiving a Unit Citation from the SO for this response. Assisted numerous times at shooting/homicide scenes. Stats: 103 search warrants, 191 investigative searches, 136 protective details/sweeps, 39 demonstrations, 14 firearm recoveries, 50 shell casings Recovered, 406 live rounds ammo recovered, 7 post blast recoveries, 2 items with trace evidence, 1 low explosive recovery – item had been made to look like a replica and one High explosives recovery – claymore mines that had not been properly decommissioned .
In June of 2020 Europa was diagnosed with a Thymoma. She had surgery to remove it, but it had wrapped around her aorta so it was removed completely. She then received daily radiation treatments for a month. We currently are doing 3 month follow up exams. Her last recheck was in November- she’s currently doing well.
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