There is one thing that a Police Force never wants to hear over their radio — “OFFICER DOWN”!!
That’s exactly what happened on Wednesday when a call came over the Dispatch that Cpl. Mujahid Ramzziddin had been shot at point blank range!!
Cpl. Mujahid Ramzziddinhe was actually off-duty and had responded to what police called a domestic situation near his home on Chadds Ford Drive in Brandywine, Maryland.
The suspect then took Cpl. Ramzziddin vehicle and service weapon and fled. When he was stopped he was shot and killed by fellow Officers.
Prince George’s County States Attorney Angela Alsobrooks:
“We are so grief-stricken to inform you that today, a gutless coward took the life of a very important part of our community.” “He was in his home, a place where he should have been safe, and he came out to save a life.”
Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski:
“Today was not the first time he demonstrated his heroism.” “He led a consequential life and he suffered a consequential death, but he saved her life by giving his own. I’m extraordinarily proud of him, not just for the way we lost him but for the totality of his career.”
Ramzziddin was a 14-year veteran of the Police Department and had previously been awarded the Medal of Valor in 2006.
Police identified the suspect as Glenn Tyndell, 37, of Largo. Tyndell had three open warrants for assault.