May 4, 2017

Wheaton Glenmont Outdoor Pool Renamed to Honor Fallen Police Officer Sergeant Hector I. Ayala; New Department of Recreation Pool Safety Initiative to Begin in 2018

On April 4, the seventh anniversary of the line-of-duty death of Montgomery County Police Sergeant Hector I. Ayala, the County renamed the Wheaton Glenmont Outdoor Pool in his honor.

The Department of Recreation also announced a Safe Summer Initiative to honor Sergeant Ayala, that will begin in 2018. It will be offered on a yearly basis at the pool and provide a half-day session of water safety, mini swim lessons, swim stroke instruction and important parent/guardian safety tips for keeping children safe while at the pool.

Sergeant Ayala served many families in the Wheaton Glenmont communities during his seven-year police career working out of the 4th Police District.

Learn more about Sergeant Ayala’s career and the ceremony from press release.