Patrolman First Class Jamel Clagett
Charles County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland
End of Watch: Sunday, December 21, 2014
Tour of Duty: 10 years
Badge Number: 447
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: December 21, 2014
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Agency Contact Information
Sheriff Troy D. Berry
Charles County Sheriff’s Office
6915 Crain Highway
La Plata, MD 20646
Phone: (301) 932-2222
Private First Class Jamel Clagett was killed in a single vehicle crash when his patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree on Route 218, near Fairview Beach, Virginia, shortly before 9:00 am.
PFC Clagett had served with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office for 10 years and was assigned to District IV. He is survived by his mother, sister, and two brothers.
KING GEORGE, Va. (WUSA9) — A 30-year-old Charles County Sheriff’s Officer died in a car crash Sunday morning.
Patrolman First Class Jamel Clagett, 30, was driving home after an overnight shift when his car left the roadway and struck a tree on Route 218 in King George, Va.. Clagett died instantly, the sheriff’s office said.
Clagett was a ten-year veteran of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and was assigned to patrol operations, the sheriff’s office said. Clagett received letters of appreciation from citizens and was honored with various awards while serving as an officer, officials said.
"Jamel was a great policeman who cared about his community and valued his fellow workers. He was known for his kindness," Sheriff Troy Berry said in a written statement.
Clagett is survived by his mother, two brothers and a sister, the sheriff’s office said.