March 16, 2016
Contact: Yasmine Evans
Edwards Statement Honoring Prince George’s County Police Officer First Class Jacai Colson
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (MD-4) delivered the following statement on the Floor of the House of Representatives to honor the life of Prince George’s County Police Officer First Class Jacai Colson, who was killed in the line of duty on Sunday, March 13, 2016.
Below is an excerpt from Rep. Edwards’ statement as prepared for delivery:
“We will continue to learn the details of this tragedy in the coming days. What we do know is that Officer Colson’s actions saved lives and allowed his fellow officers to neutralize the threat even as he made the ultimate sacrifice. On behalf of the citizens of the Fourth Congressional District of Maryland, I want to send my appreciation to Officer Colson for his selfless and heroic actions and his relentless dedication to public service.”    
Today, our police officers are being asked to be the first line of defense in our war on terror, in addition to carrying out more traditional police work. I want to thank them for their commitment to the citizens and families of this great state. They are Maryland’s heroes, and they have my utmost respect and support.” 
Jacai Colson’s record of service was characterized by sacrifice, by hard work and dedication to duty, and most of all by achievement. He leaves behind a legacy of service that others can and should aspire to.”
To read Rep. Edwards’ floor statement, please click here.
To watch Rep. Edwards’ entire statement, please click here.