PGPD Retiree's Ass'n Florida Chapter










          


REMEMBERING



MARCH



Police Officer Brennan Rabain. Officer Rabain lost his life this morning during an accident as he attempted to make a traffic stop. Officer Rabain was 26 years old, assigned to the District V (Clinton) station and had been on the department for less than two years before making the ultimate sacrifice.

PO. Brennan Rabain
March 7, 2015



Corporal Tom Jensen succumbed to injuries sustained 10 days earlier when he was involved in an automobile accident.
He was responding to a burglary in progress when his patrol car slid on ice and struck a utility pole at the intersection of Baltimore Avenue and University Boulevard in College Park, Maryland.
Corporal Jensen was transported to Prince George's Hospital Center with severe head and neck injuries. He remained hospitalized until succumbing to his injuries.
Corporal Jensen had served with the Prince George's County Police Department for 5 1/2 years and was posthumously promoted to the rank of Corporal. He is survived by his wife and parents.

Cpl. Thomas Jensen.
March 9, 2010



March 19, 2016 At approximately 4:30 pm two brothers drove to the police station where one of them opened fire as the other two filmed the incident. The subject with the gun shot at the police station, an ambulance, and passing cars before being engaged by responding officers. Officer Colson, who was in plainclothes, also responded to the scene and engaged the subject, allowing the other officers to seek cover.
Officer Colson was inadvertently struck by a round fired by one of the other officers. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to the wound.
The armed subject was also wounded. He and his two brothers were all taken into custody and charged with second degree murder, six counts of attempted first degree murder, nine counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony, and other charges.
Officer Colson had served with the Prince George's County Police Department for four years and assigned to the Narcotics Division.utside the District III station which is attached to our headquarters in Palmer Park.

PO Jacai Colson
March 19, 2016


Private John Leatherbury was killed in a police helicopter accident while assisting officers who were searching a bank building that had been found with an open door.
The Hughes 300 helicopter was hovering over the bank when its main rotor blades struck power lines and crashed onto a parking deck at Iverson Mall. Private Leatherbury and the civilian pilot were both killed instantly.
The police department was leasing the helicopter for a three week period as it evaluated whether or not to start a helicopter unit.

PO John Leatherbury
March 21, 1968













REMEMBERING OUR FALLEN CANINE OFFICERS

Here is the latest addition to our Memorial.
Remembering our Fallen K9 Officers who made the Supreme Sacrifice while in Service to our County



Dolph-1973

Rebel-October 26,1984

Pilgrim-October 28,1988




2016 Memorial Service


On Behalf of FOP Lodge 89, thank you to President Canterbury speaking at our Annual Memorial service. We appreciate him taking time out of his busy schedule. President Canterbury's speech was educational and inspirational.
Pictured Are:
National FOP President Chuck Canterbury(right)
MD State FOP President Vince Canales (Left)
FOP 89 President John "Zeek" Teletchea (Center)


PGPD Honors Fallen Officers on National Peace Officers Memorial Day In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day. Today, the Prince George's County Police Department would like to pause and reflect upon the lives, service, and sacrifice of the 52 men and women who have selflessly given their lives in service to the citizens of Prince George's County. We seek to pay tribute to those who have gone before us. Today and always, we remember and honor the fallen heroes of Prince George's Special Agent Arthur J. Sanderson United States Bureau of Prohibition End of Watch: December 29, 1932
**Officer Edward D. Merson Prince George's County Police Department End of Watch: September 1, 1937**
Quartermaster Sergeant Ellsworth D. Dryden Maryland State Police End of Watch: October 7, 1938
**Officer Charles F. Caldwell Prince George's County Police Department End of Watch: June 12, 1948**
**Officer Alfred W. Steinat Prince George's County Police Department End of Watch: May 2, 1963**
**Sergeant Joseph K. Brown, Sr. Prince George's County Police Department End of Watch: February 19, 1966**
**Officer John W. Leatherbury, Jr. Prince George's County Police Department End of Watch: March 21, 1968**
Officer William R. Clements Town of Seat Pleasant Police Department End of Watch: November 30, 1968
**Officer Robert K. Yeszerski Prince George's County Police Department End of Watch: November 30, 1968**
**Officer William W. Gullett, Jr. Prince George's County Police Department End of Watch: February 16, 1969**
Officer Raymond L. Hawkins United States Park Police End of Watch: February 15, 1972
**Officer Carroll D. Garrison Prince George's County Police Department End of Watch: February 20, 1973**
Trooper First Class Donald E. Parkerson, Jr. Maryland State Police End of Watch: September 18, 1973
Trooper First Class Charles S. Rathell Maryland State Police End of Watch: September 18, 1973
Trooper Mart Hudson, Jr. Maryland State Police End of Watch: June 16, 1975
Deputy Mark C. Featherstone Office of the Sheriff, Calvert County End of Watch: April 22, 1976
**Officer James B. Swart Prince George's County Police Department End of Watch: June 26, 1978**
**Officer Albert M. Claggett, IV. Prince George's County Police Department End of Watch: June 26, 1978**
**Officer Antonio M. Kelsey Prince George's County Police Department End of Watch: February 2, 1980**
**Officer Raymond Hubbard Prince George's County Police Department End of Watch: February 8, 1982**
**Corporal Allan D. Johnson Prince George's County Police Department End of Watch: December 8, 1982**
Officer Robert K. Best Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, DC End of Watch: December 15, 1982
**Officer Carlton X. Fletcher Prince George's County Police Department. End of Watch: June 12, 1983**
**Major Richard J. Beavers Prince George's County Police Department. End of Watch: November 29, 1983**
Private Robert J. King City of Hyattsville Police Department. End of Watch, June 18, 1984
Officer James L. Gordon Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, DC End of Watch: December 14, 1987
**Sergeant Mark K. Murphy Prince George's County Police Department End of Watch: September 1, 1988**
**Sergeant Harry L. Kinikin, Jr. Prince George's County Police Department End of Watch: January 13, 1990**
**Corporal Ryan C. Johnson, Sr. Prince George's County Police Department End of Watch: April 22, 1992**
**Lieutenant Roger P. Fleming Prince George's County Police Department End of Watch: October 27, 1992**
Officer Harry Davis, Jr. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Police End of Watch: December 20, 1993
**Sergeant John L. Bagileo Prince George's County Police Department End of Watch: February 28, 1994**
**Sergeant John J. Novabilski Prince George's County Police Department End of Watch: April 26, 1995**
Special Agent William H. Christian, Jr. Federal Bureau of Investigation End of Watch: May 29, 1995
Corporal Amos Williams, Jr. Washington D.C. Department of Corrections End of Watch: December 31, 1996
Officer Oliver W. Smith, Jr. Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, DC End of Watch: February 26, 1997
Corporal Raymond G. Armstead, Jr. Maryland State Police End of Watch: March 25, 1998
Postal Inspector Robert F. Jones, Jr. United States Postal Inspector's Service End of Watch: July 14, 2000
**Police Officer First Class Kilonzo M. Masembwa Prince George's County Police Department End of Watch: November 10, 2000**
Officer Hakim A. Farthing United States Park Police End of Watch: August 10, 2002
Sergeant James V. Arnaud Office of the Sheriff, Prince George's County End of Watch: August 29, 2002
Private First Class Elizabeth L. Magruder Office of the Sheriff, Prince George's County End of Watch: August 29, 2002
**Sergeant Anthony M. Walker Prince George's County Police Department End of Watch: November 15, 2003**
Trooper First Class Anthony M. Jones Maryland State Police End of Watch: May 9, 2004
Sergeant Clifton Rife, II. Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, DC End of Watch: June 2, 2004
**Sergeant Steven F. Gaughan Prince George's County Police Department End of Watch: June 21, 2005**
**Sergeant Richard S. Findley Prince George's County Police Department End of Watch: June 27, 2008**
Corporal Stephen H. Bunker Maryland State Police End of Watch: September 28, 2008
Trooper First Class Mickey C. Lippy Maryland State Police End of Watch: September 28, 2008
**Corporal Thomas P. Jensen Prince George's County Police Department End of Watch: March 9, 2010**
Trooper Wesley W. J. Brown Maryland State Police End of Watch: June 11, 2010
**Police Officer First Class Adrian A. Morris Prince George's County Police Department End of Watch: August 20, 2012**
**Police Officer Brennan Rabain Prince George's County Police Department End of Watch: March 7, 2015**
**Police Officer Jacai D. Colson Prince Georges County Police Department End of Watch: March 13, 2016**
**Corporal Mujahid A. Ramazziddin Prince George's County Police Department End of Watch: February 21, 2018**


** Denotes PGPD Officers**

What is a Policeman?


FOP 89 FALLEN HEROES MEMORIAL DEDICATION MAY 7 2009

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Remembering our Officers who made the Supreme Sacrifice while in Military Service





Our very own Corporal Robert Hernandez was killed in 2006 while serving in Iraq. A Staff Sergeant with the US Army, Robert Hernandez was killed in Al Taquaddum, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations. He is the only member of the PGPD to be killed in combat while serving our nation. Cpl. Hernandez served the Prince George's County Police Department for ten years and was assigned to District II prior to his deployment. He was 47 years old at the time of his death, and is survived by his fiancee and three children.







The link below is a virtual wall of all those lost during the Vietnam war with the names, bio's and other information on our lost heroes. Those who remember that timeframe, or perhaps lost friends or family can look them up on this site.

First click on a state. When it opens, scroll down to the city and the names will appear. Then click on their names.
It should show you a picture of the person, or at least their bio and medals.

I hope that everyone who receives this appreciates what those who served in Vietnam sacrificed for our country.

Virtual Wall




The following was sent by Bro. Bill Richards.
PEARL HARBOR AFTER THE TOURISTS HAVE LEFT FOR THE DAY Pearl Harbor : This is what takes place after the tourists have gone for the day. I never knew this.


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