TITLE 2. HOMICIDE
SUBTITLE 2. MURDER AND MANSLAUGHTER
Md. CRIMINAL LAW Code Ann. § 3-201 (2014)
§ 3-201. Definitions
(a) In general. — In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
(b) Assault. — “Assault” means the crimes of assault, battery, and assault and battery, which retain their judicially determined meanings.
(c) Law enforcement officer. —
(1) “Law enforcement officer” has the meaning stated in § 3-101(e)(1) of the Public Safety Article without application of § 3-101(e)(2).
(2) “Law enforcement officer” includes:
(i) a correctional officer at a correctional facility; and
(ii) an officer employed by the WMATA Metro Transit Police, subject to the jurisdictional limitations under Article XVI, § 76 of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Compact, which is codified in § 10-204 of the Transportation Article.
(d) Serious physical injury. — “Serious physical injury” means physical injury that:
(1) creates a substantial risk of death; or
(2) causes permanent or protracted serious:
(ii) loss of the function of any bodily member or organ; or
(iii) impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ.