Upper Marlboro, MD - Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, released this statement following news that Prince George’s County Police Corporal Mujahid Ramzziddin was shot and killed Yesterday in Brandywine, MD.
“Yesterday’s tragic shooting led to the untimely death of one of our heroic police officers, Corporal Mujahid Ramzziddin, a 14-year veteran of the Prince George’s County Police Department. The men and women of our police department take an oath to protect the people of Prince George’s County and Yesterday, we unfortunately lost an officer who was fulfilling his oath, while off duty, in his neighborhood. I am asking all Prince Georgians to keep this brave man’s family, friends and fellow officers in your thoughts and prayers.
Yesterday we are reminded of the courage and dedication of our police officers. Like Corporal Ramzziddin, they put their lives on the line every day and never stop carrying out their oath. Whether at home or on patrol, they maintain their pledge to serve and protect our communities. Corporal Ramzziddin made the ultimate sacrifice to protect his neighbor. That is true valor. This courageous action cost him his life and resulted in tragedy for his family, our police department, and our entire County.
Yesterday’s loss reminds us all of how committed our police officers are to our well-being as a community. Every officer is supported by a family, friends and co-workers. We will keep these officers and their loved-ones in our prayers in the days to come. We cannot mend the heartbreak of this news but we will forever be appreciative of Corporal Ramzziddin and his family, and their sacrifice.