BOONSBORO -- Two Boonsboro Police Department officers were honored Monday night for their role in the Jan. 22 capture of an inmate who escaped from the Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown.
Convicted murderer Kandelario Garcia-Ramos was captured after a clerk at a Sheetz store at U.S. 40 and Md. 66, east of Hagerstown, called 911 to report a suspicious man loitering in the store.
When police arrived, the man -- who was outside talking on a cell phone and drinking coffee -- ran southwest into a field, at one point pulling out an eight-inch knife as officers chased him, police said.
Among the officers responding to the area were Sgt. Richard Poffenberger Jr. and officer Shawn Faith of the Boonsboro Police Department, Boonsboro Police Chief Jeff Hewett said during a Boonsboro Town Council meeting Monday night.