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.