Maryland Officer Killed In Planned Ambush

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.  Officer Colson was a native of Pennsylvania who graduated from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, in 2009.

Fraternal Order of Police President John Teletchea described the attack as “unwarranted, unprovoked, unprecedented and unacceptable.”

He remembered Colson as someone with an infectious smile and tremendous personality.

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  1. Robin

    The perpetrators need to go straight to death row. RIP Officer Colson and prayers to your friends and family.

  2. Kathie

    RIP officer colson. When is the hatered going to stop??? Why kill police officers, they are the first to respond if you need help!! ???? prayers for officer Colson and his family.

  3. rosie

    I am so very sorry, you all put your lives on the line every day for us, and most of us are thankful for all you men and women do. Be safe, may God watch over you and yours always. Police Officer Jacai Colson be with God prayers for your family.

  4. Terri Nyhart

    Very few people hear about it when the police are the ones being murdered in cold blood, my heart goes out to his family. God bless

  5. James Harris

    My condolences to his family and the community he served.
    It’s about time these attacks on police officers performing their duty becomes a federal crime with the death penalty on the table.

  6. Warrior0369

    You will see a change start to take place when the thug is out of office and America is returned to Americans and not being held captive by the color of a persons skin. Obama and his minions have set this country back 100 years in race relations. He is the great divider and breeds a sense of disrespect towards our Police Officers and Military. He is directly responsible for these atrocities. He created Black Lives Matter and forgot about the rest of America and their lives. I have nothing but contempt for him and anyone that follows him…..

  7. kelly

    Rip, officer Colson. Thankyou for your service.

  8. Vickie L Reavis

    R.I.P. Officer Colson

  9. Buddy DuRand

    God Speed Love Home

  10. Susan

    When is this going to stop. When are our government officials going to stand up and take a stand. Instead of be worried about lawsuits and letting officers do their job. These men and women have chosen to do this job. It’s a calling on their life to protect and serve. City officials , congress, senate and the President need to take a stand and make it a federal offensive if any officer is attacked or killed. This needs to stop

  11. Pieter

    R.I.P. Officer Colson.

  12. B.Bunger

    This breaks my heart. Has this nation gone completely nuts? My sympathy to his family and to his family of co-workers. May Officer Colson Rest In Peace.

  13. Susan Shea

    When is this going to stop. RIP my brother.

  14. Ricardo

    Rest in Peace Officer Colson.. .????????

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