It was eight years ago today that we lost our brother, Corporal Robert Hernandez. The Staff Sergeant with the US Army Reserves was killed in a roadside explosion while deployed in Iraq on this day in 2006.
Corporal Hernandez joined the Prince George's County Police Department on December 23, 1996. He was assigned to District I in Hyattsville for six years before being transferred to District II in Bowie.
While serving with our department, Corporal Hernandez mentored children at a local elementary school. In 2000, his squad won a citation for organizing care packages for those in need in Mozambique.