Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Jacai David Colson

Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Sunday, March 13, 2016

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Reflections for Corporal Jacai David Colson

Not a day goes by that we don’t think of you! Never forgotten!

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” ❤️

Sergeant A. Williams
Prince George’s County Police Department

May 29, 2024

Corporal Colson’s selfless and courageous actions that day surely saved lives and were truly heroic. Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

March 13, 2021

Rest in eternal peace

Mark Mottola

March 13, 2020

Corporal Colson, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 13, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 30, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 2nd anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 13, 2018

On your anniversary I salute you again, my brother. Thank you for your courage and sacrifice on that fateful day. God bless your family and members of your department always.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

March 13, 2018

Today I rode in the TX Wheels Of Justice “The Heroes Bike Ride”. During the ride I wore an arm band in memory of Police Officer Jacai D. Colson. I wanted to let you know that he is not forgotten. After returning to my hotel after the ride I read the account of the incident and how he was helping the other officers. He was a brave officer and put his life on the line for his fellow officers. In today’s world there’s not many people that would do that. I am so sorry for your families loss.

Clay Hallmark, civilian

October 14, 2017

Ran a hero's 5k in your Honor today Sir. YOU are not forgotten.

Det. Michele Nelson
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, CA

March 13, 2017

As I type this I remember the chaos on the radio and the cool rainy evening. I remember being at the hospital and finally finding out who was shot. My heart sank.... a feeling I think about everyday. We had a job to do even though all we wanted to do was be at the hospital. Rest easy hero. We'll take it from here. Gone but never forgotten. RIP 3693. Catch ya on the flip side.

POFC Robert Hartman
Prince George's County Police Department

March 13, 2017

I salute you my brother for your heroism during a horrific event. May you rest in peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)

March 13, 2017

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

God bless you my brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May His Healing hand touch your family, friends, and fellow officers. Rest easy my brother, we'll take the watch from here.

Trooper Steve Olson
Michigan State Police

April 3, 2016

I love you bro. May you rest in peace and know that we have the watch from here. You were and are a hero. "Fight until the end, won't break, won't bend! Session 121. PGPD. You were the best of us Jacai Colson!

POFC. David Ahn

April 1, 2016

Rest in Peace, Police Officer Jacai Colson. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time.

Chief Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

March 30, 2016

Attending funerals for fallen brothers and sisters is truly an honor. Nevertheless it is a humbling, somber experience. In all the grandeur fitting for your lost loved one is the grief and sorrow of the purpose of such an event. It pains me every time I attend one. My heart goes out to both families: the family he was born into and the blue family he grew into. The pain and anguish you are suffering is one that few would understand however- your loss is felt by all. I am so very sorry I never had the honor and pleasure of meeting him. He sounds like he was an exceptional example of what we should all strive to be. Let that be his legacy. Thank you. For sharing this event with those of us who remain, awaiting our turn to join our Lord. Thoughts and prayers to you and yours from his extended family up north.

Sergeant John Hill
Allentown Police

March 27, 2016

To the Family:

My sincere condolences for the lost of your Son, Law Enforcement Officer, Friend, Family Member, and Son of God. I will continue to send my prayers up for your family, that God will shower you all with comfort during this time of loss, and afterwards. Take one day at a time, continue to seek God, He will make things a little lighter each day. Know that God surrounds your family, and don't forget to reach out should you need to vent, fuss, or whatever. I'm here for you, if there is anything I can do. Love you guys.

Patricia Patterson and Family

March 25, 2016

Life is so fragile, her today, gone tomorrow. RIP Officer, my thoughts & prayers are with your family & coworkers.

D Williams
Parent of an Officer

March 25, 2016

"A man remembered, never dies"

Civilian Steve Schemelia

March 23, 2016

Brother in Blue,

May God take your hand and guide you as you journey into his kingdom of Heaven. May you rest in peace in God's warm arms.

Ofc. Ed Gonzales #639

Patrolman / Police Instructor
Univ. of Texas at San Antonio Police Dept.

March 22, 2016

Please accept my condolences in this difficult time. Having served in the military for over 20 years, I, and my family, understand the sacrifice that each and every one of you make each and every day to keep our communities safe. Stand easy, as we have your six in this time of grief.

MSgt (Ret.) Dawn Grandchamp
US Air Force

March 22, 2016

It takes a special person to put him or herself voluntarily in harm's way. Officer Colson, and his brothers and sisters in blue, are all special people who are charged with keeping our laws enforced so that our society doesn't completely unravel. It is a tough and oftentimes thankless job and sometimes involves the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you to his family who lent him to us for the 4 years he was in uniform. I'm sure he's pulling his shift at Heaven's Gate right now.

SMSgt (USAF, retired) J.D. Reese
Just a Thankful Citizen

March 21, 2016

May God continue to wrap your family in His ever loving comfort and love. May you rest in everlasting peace with our Lord and Savior. And may all those you touched, your brothers and sisters in blue, and the PG community, never forget your sacrifice. Thank you for your easy.

CeCe Cypress
Mother of PG Police Officer

March 21, 2016

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. You will not be forgotten.

Special Agent
Dept. of Veterans Affairs-Office of Inspector General-CID

March 21, 2016

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Colson. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Prince George's County Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

March 21, 2016

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