Statements from County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III and Governor Larry Hogan about the Fatal Shooting of Prince George’s County Police Officer Jacai Colson

by bizroundtable on March 14, 2016

From County Executive Baker:

“On a quiet and rainy Sunday in Prince George’s County, tragedy struck our County’s police department as officer Jacai Colson, a four-year veteran died after being shot during an attack at our County’s District 3 Police Headquarters. Officer Colson has been described by his colleagues as a “cop’s cop” and was beloved for his work ethic and commitment to serving the residents of Prince George’s County. He would have celebrated his 29th birthday this week and had a bright future in front of him. I ask for all Prince Georgians to keep Officer Colson’s family and the men and women of our police department in your thoughts and prayers. This is a devastating and sad loss, but we will see it through together.”

From Governor Hogan:

“I am shocked and saddened by the news this evening of the death of Prince George’s County police officer Jacai Colson in the line of duty. Our administration is committed to assisting Prince George’s County officials during this time, and the Maryland State Police are working closely with local law enforcement to provide support as needed.

The First Lady and I send our sincere prayers to the family and loved ones of Officer Colson, who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to his fellow citizens and community. It is my hope that his proud legacy of commitment and passion for law enforcement and serving others will provide some comfort in the difficult days that lie ahead.

In honor and remembrance of Officer Colson, flags have been ordered to fly at half-staff.”

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