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For immediate release:
March 13, 2016
Hannah Marr
Shareese Churchill

Governor Larry Hogan Statement on Prince George’s County Police Officer
Governor Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today issued the following statement in response to the violence that resulted in the death of Prince George’s County police officer Jacai Colson:

“I am shocked and saddened by the news this evening of the death of Prince George’s County police officer Jacai Colson in the line of duty. Our administration is committed to assisting Prince George’s County officials during this time, and the Maryland State Police are working closely with local law enforcement to provide support as needed.

“The First Lady and I send our sincere prayers to the family and loved ones of Officer Colson, who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to his fellow citizens and community. It is my hope that his proud legacy of commitment and passion for law enforcement and serving others will provide some comfort in the difficult days that lie ahead.
Governor Hogan has ordered flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Officer Colson.