Sergeant John L. Bagileo
Let us pause to remember our Fallen Hero, Sergeant John L. Bagileo, lost this day in 1994 while responding to a tampering call in George Sector.
Sgt. Bagileo was born on August 21, 1967, in Washington, D.C. He was raised in Montgomery County, Maryland. Sgt. Bagileo joined the Prince George's County Police Department on April 23, 1990 as a member of Session #74. He graduated from the Academy on October 5, 1990 and was assigned to the District III Station.
On the evening of February 28, 1994 at approximately 2200 hrs., Sgt. Bagileo was dispatched to a tampering in progress in the 4700 Blk. Mann St. Seat Pleasant, Maryland. As Sgt. Bagileo proceeded to the scene, a civilian vehicle pulled out from a side street into the path of the police vehicle in the 6800 Blk. Martin Luther King Jr. Hwy., Seat Pleasant, Maryland. Sgt. Bagileo executed an evasive maneuver, successfully avoiding a collision with the civilian vehicle. In doing so, he lost control of the police vehicle and struck a utility pole. The Sergeant suffered fatal injuries as a result of the single vehicle collision.
Sgt. Bagileo served the Prince George's County Police Department for four years and was the 20th member of this Agency to make the Ultimate Sacrifice. He was the 31st law enforcement officer to give his life in service to this Profession within Prince George's County, Maryland.
At the time of his death, Sergeant John L. Bagileo was 26 years old and survived by his wife and daughter.