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Police Officer Kilonzo Musili Masembwa

Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Friday, November 10, 2000

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Reflections for Police Officer Kilonzo Musili Masembwa


21 years later & I don’t know why I am at a lost for words this year. This morning at 2:27am I was at the crash site. For the first time in 21 years. I’m sorry it took me so long. I didn’t think I was strong enough before. When I got there, I felt your presence. I felt your hand on my shoulder & I heard you tell me it’s okay. I teared up but didn’t want dad or Tracy to know because I wanted to feel it. To sit with it. To experience it. I can’t imagine the thoughts & feelings that were going through your head while you were spinning out of control. That’s really all I could think about when I was there & how such a beautiful, special & amazing soul could be taken away so tragically. Taken away at all. Although so much time has passed, the pain and sadness has not. You are missed in so many ways. I thank god for blessing me with your presence for the time you were here with us. To be able to say I remember you, your music, your pure soul, your smile, the love you had for your nieces & your big heart is something I will never take for granted. Please continue to look over us. I love you so much.

Missing you as always,

Your twin ❤️

Taylor Masembwa-Hammond

November 11, 2021

20 years... 20 years since you’ve been gone. 20 years of missing you. 20 long years. I can’t believe it’s been 20 years. It is so hard to believe it was that long ago when it only feels like a couple months. I still make sure you’re incorporated in everything I do. This day is always a difficult one for me. I always take off work so I have time to honor you. I wonder so much what life would be like if you were still with us. Just a glance is all I need. I used one of your songs as my wedding song. I know Grandma was touched. I’m just so glad I was able to incorporate you in one of the best days of my life. Gosh I’m tearing up just typing this because I miss you even more on this day. I am in awe of Grandma, & your siblings for how strong they have been. As your niece I can’t even hold it together on this day. I sort of envy them because they were able to make more memories with you & spend more time with you. Although, as a 7 year old, you definitely showed me so much love & every time you came around I was SO happy. All of my memories of you are great ones. I never remember you getting angry or being upset. Just always smiling, singing & being happy. Thank you for leaving me with amazing memories & for being an amazing person. I love you forever.

-Your twin

Taylor Masembwa-Hammond

November 10, 2020

Rest in peace.


November 10, 2020

Today I am missing you oh so very much. I wish you could've been at my wedding. I wish you could've met Tracy. You'd love him. You both share the same birthday! My wedding song was one of the songs you made. It was amazing. I try so hard to incorporate you in anything that I do because I so badly wish you could have been apart of it all. I know that in a way you're still here, watching over us and guiding us, I just wish you were physically here to laugh with us and create all new wonderful memories. Every time someone ask about my tattoo of your name, I am reminded as to why I keep pushing myself so hard. Thank you for having this incredible impact on my life. Your soul was so pure and beautiful. I love you forever #2586


February 18, 2020

When I was little my dad CPL.Buie would bring me to the academy to hang out. I remember your class was doing some kind of driving scenario in the Dille Dr parking lot and I hopped in the car with you and we drove around and had a blast. This memory has stuck with me for 20 years. I remember when my father told me of your passing and took me to see your cruiser, and explained the reality of the job we do. You we’re such an amazing person. Rest easy brother!

P/O Buie #4182

August 29, 2019

I only knew you when I was 7. You were with my mother(Yolonda) when you passed. I don't remember everything about you, but I remember you being a stern but kind person. Thank you for coming into our lives even in the short time you left an impression on me that has lasted throughout my life. I hope you have peace. Thank you.

Jalen Reed

October 10, 2017

16 years ago today we lost you. I still remember coming home from a sleepover & mom sitting us down to tell us what happened with tears in her eyes. I didn't understand it at first. While everyone was crying I was still trying to figure it out. Hey, I was only 7. When we were at the funeral & as I watched on the tv (I wasn't allowed in the church because it was an open casket) I was still clueless. When we drove to the grave sight to bury you & the policemen were all standing by your casket I still just did not get it. Looking around & seeing tears in everyone's eyes & mom bawling her eyes out into a tissue & grandma crying as well I couldn't grasp why everyone was so sad. It wasn't until we went to grandma's house after where it was now quiet & everything seemed different. I walked upstairs & your door was closed. I had never seen it closed. Grandma had opened the door & let us go inside. It smelled just like you. I grabbed a t-shirt & went back downstairs. I walked over to dad to show him what shirt I grabbed & as I looked up at him tears started to form in my eyes & that's when I knew you were truly gone. People say I look & act just like you & it makes me smile every time I hear that. Just knowing that I remind people of you makes me extremely happy. Thank you for being beyond amazing while you were with us & thank you for watching over us. You are truly missed. You may be gone but trust me you are NEVER forgotten.

Love always,

Your twin


November 10, 2016

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 14, 2016

You're not forgotten brother. RIP. Thank you for your service & sacrifice.

Officer Cristina Henderson
Chattanooga P.D

November 10, 2015

Today is the 15 year anniversary of Officer Masembwa's death. I was his Lieutenant and I still remember that night like it was yesterday. My thoughts go out to his family on this somber anniversary. Remembering those that gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Lt. Brad Rupert (retired) #1237
Prince George's County Police

November 10, 2015

The loss of another brother has made me think of you. We were not close, but the seven months we spent in Session 93 made us brothers. I've been to the Police Memorial twice with my kids and showed them your name etched on the wall. Please take care of the newest member of your PGPD group in heaven.

Brian Radinsky, Battalion Chief (ret)
Session 93

March 7, 2015

Sitting here at school. In my dorm room & thinking.. No knowing how proud you would be. I miss you

Taylor Masembwa

February 6, 2015

Hey my young step brother love, you and miss u much ! But I know you are at work. With God see you soon.

andre dunston
step brother

September 23, 2014

I was just think about the first time we met. It was during the application process and you had on some blue suede shoes. I looked at u and thought to myself, Wow i thought I was the only one with those. We joked about it and became good friends after that. I always thought I was smooth until I met you (my lightskin brother from another mother)! Lol Before we graduated the academy we both said that we couldn't wait until we could grow our beards back. I still remember seeing that life sized picture of us that we took a graduation in the FOP lobby. U are missed more than you know and EVERY TIME I'm at headquarters I stop in and touch your picture and say a few words. RIP! MY BROTHER!!

Cpl. Larry Dreher #2572
prince george's county police department

February 1, 2014

I walked in my living room of my new apartment late last night. Not much in there yet but a small box TV and an old keyboard. Not even thinking it was your birthday I asked God to send one of His best angels to watch over me in my new home. My candle flickered and the keyboard began to play one of your songs in my head. In new that I will be protected by one of His finest. Please crack a joke for the family and play a time we can use a good smile. Missing you deeply.

Justin Bell

December 5, 2013

12 years ago today and I still think about you bud. Seems like it was yesterday.

Det. T. Fowble #2551
Prince George's County

November 10, 2012


I was thinking about you today as I covered the accident involving another PGPD officer...

I remember back in school at BSU... In M'bayo's class, or Joy Arungwa's classes... Working on group projects, you always being a smartass and a cut-up. But a good guy to work with. And you never gave me any grief for being the white guy in class at Bowie State!

I miss ya man. I was hoping we'd end up working together in the TV biz one day, but you had other callings, and followed your heart.

Godspeed, Kilonzo.

- James Hash

James Hash, Photojournalist

October 18, 2012

I love & miss you so much.


March 11, 2012

Kilonzo, you are truly missed. Yesterday, I looked at the the academy cadets get ready for their graduation and thought of you. Your graduation was last one I attended. That was the last time we spoke. I guess I just cannot bring myself to go because of that. We attended College together and I felt like we would work together. I don't know. It still feels so wrong. You were a very good person and a very good friend. I was blessed to know you.

Sgt. Miranda Craig # 2271
Prince George's County Police & Friend

January 5, 2012

I love and miss you Uncle Kilonzo.


December 12, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 11th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 11, 2011

I am sitting here listening to one of our favorite groups...."Guy" and we are listening to "long Gone"...See how I said WE......I think about you all the time. Think about that day all the time. I miss you a lot, and what you gave us. Since we met at age 14 @ Carroll HS just learning life....who would have thought that me, you, Andre, and Eric will end up being best friends. Even though you were to be a groomsman for my wedding and could not be there were there spiritually because we walked in and saluted you on a song that you mentioned to me for my wedding that I could not find until about a month or two before the wedding. Love ya! Miss ya!


George Brownlee

October 6, 2011

What I remember most about you Kilonzo was your love for music. The times you hung with you boys from "Destination". Your passion for music was inspiring. You are always thought of.

High School classmate and dear Friend


August 12, 2011

It is hard to believe it has been 10 years since we lost our classmate and friend. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten, you are a true hero. Session 93..Standing Tall, Protecting All

Cpl. Adam Wyatt #2604
PGPD Session 93

November 21, 2010

I can't believe it's been ten years since I last saw you. It's sad that you weren't able to see me graduate, or go to my first prom, or even get my liscense but I know you were there with me in spirit. I drove you car till her ending days and made sure to treat her good, like you did. I named her Zo after you so everyone would know and remember who had her first and who was there with me behind the wheel making sure no harm came to me. I love you and miss you dearly.


April 23, 2010

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