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Police Officer Raymond Hubbard

Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Monday, February 8, 1982

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Reflections for Police Officer Raymond Hubbard

Ray was a very good friend of mine who used to work part time at was then a club called "The Quonset".I used to sing there and he used to work security there. You could hardly find a nicer police officer. I remember him telling me before he was killed that he needed to get a Valentine's gift for his wife the night before the incident. I still think about that conversation and him and his family even til this day God bless you Officer RAYMOND HUBBARD miss u and bless your family and people who knew you!!

Civilian Rickey Lamont Garnes
Rickey Lamont (Friend and Vocalist)

May 28, 2018

Rest Easy Senior brother, I was in Elementary school and remember when this cowardly act happened.
Now I'm a Prince George’s County Police Officer and will always honor your memory.

Corporal Ty Savage #2113
Prince George’s County Police Department, Maryland.

February 8, 2018

Rest in Peace, my brother

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy#980 (Retired)
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

February 8, 2017

"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

I remember that day. I was 16 years old and I was nearby he protected me.

Mike Harmon
Friend

March 3, 2015

Rest In Peace Officer Hubbard, your service and sacrifice is remembered. God Bless your family and friends.

Sgt. Jarrod Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections

March 24, 2014

Officer Hubbard,
On today, the 32nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the USAF. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

February 8, 2014

I WAS EIGHT YEARS OLD AND AT THE MALL THAT DAY WHEN YOU INSTANTLY BECAME MY HERO. THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SACRIFICE TO KEEP ME SAFE.

PRIVATE CITIZEN

October 7, 2013

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones and close friends today. You have not been forgotten.

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

February 8, 2013

rest in peace-god bless you

Pfc Jon Pease
C M P D-retired bpd

February 8, 2013

Your memory will always live on because of your kindness and love to help others. You were a great neighbor and an even better friend. I have to believe you have smiled down from heaven to see how great a man, husband and father Rick has become. You must know, he still has your badge that was presented to him, hanging on his wall in honor of you.

Rosa and Family

Rosa Overby
Friend

January 8, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 30th 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


Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 8, 2012

It has been more than 20 years and I still miss my best friend/brother deeply.

Like him, his humor and kindness were genuine. A unique quailty rarely found.

So until we meet again my brother, keep smiling and tell God a joke just before I arrive.
Doc

Michael "DOC" Porter 962
Formerly of Prince George's County

December 22, 2011

Bravery is often defined from split second decisions made in unbelievable circumstances. Officer Hubbard made the decision to respond to violent armed robbers knowing this was dangerous. It cost him his life. When one man stands to confront evil, it should cause all of us to pause and thank God for such people. Officer Hubbard is a local legend in law enforcement and his brave actions on this day are still spoken of with respect and awe. God bless him and all the men and women in law enforcement who act with great courage and die with great dignity.

Tierney #1205
Mcp

February 8, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

February 5, 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
Sergeant
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

November 7, 2007

25 yrs ago today & people still talk about that horrible day at Iverson Mall. Ofc Hubbard never had a chance.

Ofc Hubbard you and your family continue to be in my prayers. GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!

Boomer

February 8, 2007

Twenty five years today, but as I mentioned in a previous reflection, you will never be forgotten, for all heroes are always remembered my friend.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

February 8, 2007

My Condolences

Time does not heal, i know this, it just makes the pain fade. A smell or a tune can bring it all back.
To think i just came online to see if there was anyone out there with the same name as me!
I am a professional black man teaching in a school in the UK who googled his name to see if there were other black with my name doing some good. I now know there was one whos life was forfeit for that professionalism.

November 7, 2006

You cannot define the word "Hero" any more accurate than the way your story describes your actions that day at the mall. You are a true warrior and true hero in every sense of those words and your sacrifice will never be forgotten. I hope your department holds a memorial for you and the other fallen officers from your department every year honoring you in the way that a hero should be honored. Every day we put that uniform on we risk the unthinkable as we go out there and fight crime, but it's the leisure day off at the mall or elsewhere that we sometimes take for granted and forget that we are always on duty and nothing is ever routine. You have done your brother and sister officers proud and you will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace brother, we'll take the watch from here.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

September 22, 2006

I am a private citizen, am not a member of the Force. I will ALWAYS be eternally grateful to Officer Hubbard for saving my son's life a week before Officer Hubbard was killed in Iverson Mall. My son is now 26 and serving in the military, because of The Lord and Officer Hubbard. The kind relections from others on this post could not have described this "Angel of God" better. I personally want to repay his good deed by starting a memorial fund in his name, simply because he cared and was there with me, saving my son's life. He was very compassionate, had a wonderful persona and a wonderful smile. He died for what he believed in-his job as a law enforcement with dignity and dedication. He will always live in my heart and in my memory. I thank The Lord for having being blessed to know him. He definitely was one-of-a-kind. To describe him in two words they would be: committed and dedicated. He is rewarded in Heaven. He may be gone, but NEVER be forgotten. May he rest in peace.

Beverly Roach, private citizen
acquaintance

July 27, 2006

Ray, I remember your enthusiasm and dedication, and I still feel the pain I felt the day you fell. Ray started out in Alexandria Va and our departments used the same academy then. We went through the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Acad basic school together in 1979. You live on in our memory brother.

Captain Steve Smylie
Fairfax County PD

June 11, 2006

Ray, I remember the night at the rink when we were surrounded. You wore your trademark smile the whole time. We laughed about it later. I was proud to have you on my Department. I've remembered you often. You served both Departments courageously through tough times and smiled all the way!

Sgt. Mike Crabill Retired
Alexandria Police Department

May 10, 2006

Thanks for the bravery. You are a true hero.

Det. J. Bussey (retired)
MPDC

May 1, 2006

It is not how Raymond Hubbard died that made him a hero, it was how he lived.

Full of life with a heart consumed with love and compassion for everyone is how I shall always remember my most treasured friend.

S. Freeman
Friend and Former Co-Worker

April 30, 2006

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