Police Officer Jacai D. Colson Prince George’s County Police Department, Maryland End of Watch: Sunday, March 13, 2016

Police Officer Jacai ColsonPrince George's County Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer Jacai D. Colson

Prince George’s County Police Department, Maryland
End of Watch: Sunday, March 13, 2016

Biographical Info

Age: 28
Tour of Duty: 4 years
Badge Number: 3693

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: March 13, 2016
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Shot and wounded

Agency Contact Information

Chief of Police Henry P. Stawinski
Prince George’s County Police Department
7600 Barlowe Road
Palmer Park, MD 20785
Phone: (301) 731-4422

Police Officer Jacai Colson was shot and killed from ambush at the Prince George’s County Police Department’s District III police station at 7600 Barlowe Road.
At approximately 4:30 pm two men fired shots at the police station in an attempt to lure officers outside. Responding officers, including Officer Colson, exchanged shots with one of the men. Officer Colson and one of the subjects were shot. They were both transported to a local hospital where Officer Colson died.
The second subject was arrested in a nearby fast food restaurant.
Officer Colson had served with the Prince George’s County Police Department for four years.

 

Prince George’s County Police Officer Jacai Colson was killed when a gunman opened fire on officers outside the department’s District III headquarters, which is near the county headquarters.

Colson, a second-generation police officer, would have celebrated his 29th birthday on Thursday. He was rushed to the hospital and later died.

The local Fraternal Order of Police president, John Teletchea, called Officer Jacai Colson a “cop’s cop” during a press conference announcing his death. He also said Colson was a friend.

“Jacai had an infectious smile, he lit up a room,” Teletchea said.

Colson was a four-year veteran of the department and was a narcotics officer, police said.

Officers and family gathered at the hospital where Colson was taken after the shooting. In an emotional scene, officers gathered in a circle to pray outside the hospital:

Colson is a native of Boothwyn, Pennsylvania, according to his Facebook page. He attended Randolph-Macon College in Virginia, graduating in 2009.

He was a defensive back on the college’s football team during his freshman year, according to the school’s website.

“He was a great kid,” his coach at Randolph-Macon, Pedro Arruza, told the Washington Post. “A really respectful kid and just a high-character young man. He treated everyone with respect. … To be honest, he wasn’t a great player, but he was a really great person.”

He graduated from Chichester High School. A high school teammate tweeted a photo Sunday, saying he was the football team’s quarterback:

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1 Response to “Police Officer Jacai D. Colson Prince George’s County Police Department, Maryland End of Watch: Sunday, March 13, 2016”


  1. 1 Eric Wilson March 14, 2016 at 05:15

    THANK YOU OFFICER JACAI COLSON FOR YOUR GREAT SERVICE TO THE PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE COMMUNITY,YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN REST IN THE ARM OF JESUS? AMEN..


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