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Police Officer I Jacai D. Colson | Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

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Jacai D. Colson

Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch: Sunday, March 13, 2016

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 3693

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Charged with murder

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Police Officer Jacai Colson was shot and killed while responding to active shooter at the Prince George's County Police Department's District III police station at 7600 Barlowe Road.

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.

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On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Jacai was killed in an accidental action shooting..

To the Colson family, fellow officers, and all who call Jacai beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I pray for the agency as well and emotional healing for all involved in this terrible tragedy.


This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Colson gave to his community and the citizens of Maryland, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 13 2016.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05
June 13, 2016

 

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