Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

Another year has passed and you're still on my mind all of the time. I miss you and your laugh. I look forward to the day when I see you again. I'll never forget you, you were a very special friend and a very special person. All my love...

Teresa Steele
A Forever Friend

November 10, 2009

9 years ago today... I still remember that day, the phone call, the funeral, the sacrifice you made. Rest easy knowing that we have not forgotten you.

PGPD Session 93

November 10, 2009

its been almost 9 years since he passed and i still cant get over it not even a little bit. For English class we are doing an alphabet book and he's my letter K. Even when i write all the things that i remember about him i still cry even when i came here to look at other things i wrote i started to cry because its so hard to not think about what life would be like if he was still here, but i miss him truly in every way the jokes he would tell, even the way he smelled. i miss you so much! love always Tay <3


January 26, 2009



December 25, 2008

Dear Masembwa,
It is the day before your birthday and nine years since we met. You were the kid with the funny name until I was able to pronounce it. Your kind heart and GOD fearing spirit will be with me forever. I miss you!! You will never be forgotten. To the Masembwa family, especially "Moma Masembwa", I love you. May GOD continue to Bless all of you.

Cpl. Erica Johnson

December 3, 2008

Officer Masembwa,
On today, the 9th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Prince George's County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



November 10, 2008

Masembwa Family,

You all were heavily on my mind this month. I will never forget Kilonzo. He was like the little brother I never had. I know that the loving and fond memories that you all have of him will comfort you.



November 9, 2008


Time has gone bye so fast. It seems like just yesterday we were in the academy together. Just you and I left on the bus holding our breaths and closing our eyes trying to stay within the clearout the longest. You will always be remembered. To Kilonzo's family, remember that you are often prayed for. Kilonzo was a good friend that will always be remembered. Rest in peace my friend.

Friend from Session 93


October 10, 2008

It has been 7 years since my uncles passing and we still miss him very much. He will forever and always be in our hearts and be remebered for everything he has done. As this is national police month (while I'm typing this) I would just like to make a reflection in remeberance for all the fallen heroes. May they forever watch down upon us from heaven and continue to guide us.

Ashley Masembwa

May 8, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 18, 2008

i miss how much you would always make me smile, and how you would always tell me that everything would be alright, even when it's not, it still made me feel better about the situation, and all the drama. I wish that you were here today to see me shine and overlook all the drama in life.
ily(i love you) R.I.P my uncle.


November 19, 2007

On the seven year anniversary of your passing, you are remembered and a special prayer goes out to your family.

Craig Figgins
Brother - SGT Dan Figgins St Charles, IL EOW 4/9/05

November 10, 2007

Rest in peace always and know that you will never be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 10, 2007

I miss him alot and when times get hard i just think and remeber him and know that everything will be alright and when i cry about him sometimes at night, i just think that he's looking down at me and smiling so i shouldn't cry over someone i will see when its my time too. i love you and miss you alot!


November 8, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Manchester, NH

November 5, 2007

Your service and dedication will always be remembered. Today we honor and salute you, tomorrow and every other day we remember you.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 10, 2006

Hard to believe that has been six years... I often look around at where we all are today and wonder what you would be doing. No doubt it would be something that fit you very well. One may look at these few reflections and think you are not thought of often but please know that you are and no one will forget you. I sometimes think you are overshadowed by others because we were only officers for a short time before you died. But your memory lives on in our hearts and your name is often mentioned, usually followed by a quiet thought or a smile. I am grateful for the time you were here, although it was too short and we wish you still with us. Until we meet again... rest easy and know that we will never let your sacrifice be forgotten.

Classmate - Session 93

November 10, 2006

Thinking of you and your family this day.

Maryland Citizen

November 10, 2006

My thoughts are with your loved ones and friends on this very sad day which is the 6th anniversary of your end of watch. You have not been forgotten and are a true hero and heroes never die. Keep watch over your loved ones.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

November 10, 2006

Your presence is with me always. I carry all that you taught me into every situation I face. This world is worse off without you, but better for you having been here. Not enough time will ever pass to make me forget the effects of your love. You are missed everyday and I am a better mother and wife, because of you. I pray that we will see each other again. Love always. Londa


October 28, 2006

I still hear your voice when I am unsure of what to do.
I still hear your laughter when I am blue.
I remember the times you fussed at me for making crazy mistakes
It was always out of love you pushed me to make sure success came my way

You are missed in an immeasurable way
I live my dreamz hoping to hear you say
"I'm proud of you," but I'll take the sun's shine
as mine to let me know you're around.

You are loved and remembered always, my dear friend
My memory of you will never end.

I love you and miss you, Kilonzo---Until we meet again...Rest In Peace.

Yolonda D. Coleman
Dear Friend Forever

August 7, 2006

To Officer Masembwa family and friends, I would like to extend my condolences and deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prays are with you all. Officer Masembwa, I'm sorry it has taken me so long. You have been missed by your brothers and sisters on this department. I want to thank you for your service, I salute you. May your soul rest in peace.
Respect. Honor. Remember.

Patrol Officer
Prince George's County, Maryland

June 1, 2006


I have to say it's all through GOD! I speak of you all the time. So, I thought I would do a search for you and here I am. I'm so thankful for being a part of your life. My memories with you will always be in my heart. I think GOD for bringing you into my life path. You have and still are giving me so much. I miss you dearly and when it's my time - make sure you're their to greet me. I love you,

Teresa Steele

April 24, 2006


It seems like yesterday you were helping me through o.c. training telling me to hold on, don't let the instructors see me cry. And when you got me to the shower you helped make the pain go away. I wish we had more time together and got to know each other better, but i can say that i was blessed to have known you. I will never forget you.


April 7, 2006

Your District I family will never forget you nor that awful morning when you left us. Rest in Peace and watch over us all.

Valerie Bell
PGPD-former dispatcher

March 17, 2006

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