By Special Press release
(Prince George’s County, Maryland) – After his final Memorial services held on Saturday, August 12, 2023, in Silver Spring, Maryland, the family of Gregory J. McCullom has released the following statement through their family counselor, Sophia A. Nelson, Esq. and a spokesperson for the family, Mr. Brian Akins:
“It has now been more than three weeks since the tragic events of Sunday, July 23, 2023, that took the life of Gregory McCullom, our beloved husband, father, son, brother and friend who was fatally struck on his bicycle by an alleged drunk driver named Mark Andre Mims of both Upper Marlboro, Md., and Pelham, N.C. This individual, on good information and belief, and a thorough search of the public records available to all citizens, has been subject to both the criminal and civil courts in Maryland and other jurisdictions.
The fact that his most recent alleged reckless and unlawful actions resulted in the death of our beloved Gregory is devastating. Many in our community mourn Greg’s loss, but none more than his two small children, who will now grow up fatherless. The fact that Mr. Mims has not been named by the media as the person who took the life of our loved one is unacceptable and a travesty on top of a completely avoidable tragedy caused by his reckless disregard of the law. We call on the DA of Prince George’s County, Aisha N. Braveboy, where the death of our loved one took place, to immediately conduct an investigation into Greg’s death with full transparency to the family, and the public. Most importantly, is that she charges this individual with manslaughter or any other charges she deems appropriate.
Greg was in the prime of his life. And now he is gone. This is a grave loss for his wife, his family, his church community and his co-workers at Pepco & Exelon Corporation. He was a model husband, father, son, employee and church member. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. As for the family, we will not rest until the man who took Greg from us is named publicly, charged publicly, and subject to trial by a jury of his peers for his reckless disregard of life and disrespect of the laws of the state of Maryland.”