It was nine 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.
At the time of his death, Corporal Hernandez was 47 years old and survived by his two sons. He is the first member of the Prince George’s County Police Department to give his life in service to the United States Armed Forces.