Our thoughts and prayers go out the family and friends of Prince George County Police Officer Jacai Colson from Boothwyn, PA and graduate of Chichester High School.
The 28-year-old police officer was fatally shot in an ambush Sunday afternoon in Landover, Maryland, outside the police station where he worked.
“One of your defenders lost his life in defense of this community today. This was an unprovoked attack,” Prince George’s Police Chief Henry Stawinski said.
Colson, a second-generation police officer, would have celebrated his 29th birthday on Thursday. He was rushed to the hospital and later died.
Police said two suspects are in custody. Family members and police sources identified them as brothers Malik and Michael Ford, 23 and 24, the Washington Post reports.
His grandfather is a retired Delaware County, Pennsylvania, police officer. Sergeant James G. Colson Jr., was an officer in Upper Chichester for more than 40 years, according to an article in the Delaware County Times.
Police Officer Jacai D. Colson
Prince George’s County Police Department, Maryland
End of Watch: Sunday, March 13, 2016
Tour of Duty: 4 years
Badge Number: 3693