Wednesday, February 8, 2012

PGPD Fallen Hero: Officer Raymond Hubbard (02/08/82)

Let us pause to remember our Fallen Hero, Officer Raymond Hubbard, lost this day in 1982 while attempting to apprehend armed robbery suspects in King Sector.

Officer Hubbard was born on January 1, 1954 in Warner Robbins, Georgia. He served with honor and distinction in the United States Air Force, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant before being honorably discharged in January, 1979. Immediately thereafter, Officer Hubbard joined the Alexandria Police Department and served with that agency for the next 14 months. On April 7, 1980, Officer Hubbard joined the Prince George’s County Police Department and was subsequently assigned to the Oxon Hill Station.

On February 8, 1982, at approximately 1800 hours, Officer Hubbard was shopping at Iverson Mall located at 3737 Branch Avenue in Temple Hills, Maryland, while off-duty. He observed an armed robbery in progress at the Kay Jewelers being committed by several armed suspects. Officer Hubbard immediately drew his service weapon and challenged the suspects as they exited the establishment. The suspects refused to surrender and an exchange of gunfire ensued, during which Officer Hubbard was fatally wounded.

Officer Hubbard served the Prince George’s County Police Department for two years and was the 12th member of this Agency to make the Ultimate Sacrifice. He was the 19th law enforcement officer to give his life while serving this profession within Prince George’s County, Maryland.

At the time of his death, Officer Raymond Hubbard was 28 years old and survived by his mother.

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