The New Market man’s death has raised questions across the country, and locally about how certain professionals are trained. Ethan’s mother Patti Saylor is a force pushing for change.
“She's upset over the death of her son and it’s certainly a tragedy. Not just a tragedy just for the family but alone the deputies involved no one expected an outcome of that type,” said Senator David Brinkley of the Maryland State Senate.
Governor Martin O’Malley issued the executive order Tuesday to improve training for law enforcement and emergency responders.
“Mr. Saylor's death is tragic. I join the multitude of people in
Those pushing for justice for Ethan and advocates are hoping the newly created commission will do just that, protect every individual and prevent another tragedy like this one from happening again.
“I'm very encouraged by the governors actions I think a study is needed to incorporate what training is in place for law enforcement but I'd also like to see incorporated in that, the mental health aspect of it,” said Brinkley.
Ethan’s death has reached people far beyond his hometown of New Market,
The commission is required to submit an initial report, addressing statewide law enforcement guidelines and training standards by January 9, 2014, which would have been Ethan’s 27th birthday.
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