Tuesday, November 10, 2015

PGPD Remembers Fallen Officer Kilonzo Masembwa

Let us pause to remember our fallen hero, Officer Kilonzo Masembwa, lost this day in 2000.

Officer Masembwa was born on December 4, 1974, in Washington, DC. He attended St. Jerome's Elementary School and Archbishop John Carroll High School.  Officer Masembwa graduated from Bowie State University with a degree in communications in 1995.  He joined the Prince George's County Police Department on December 6, 1999, as a member of Session 93. After graduating from the academy, he was assigned to our District I station in Hyattsville.

On the morning of November 10, 2000, Officer Masembwa was dispatched to a possible breaking and entering in progress at Langley Park-McCormick Elementary School.  As he headed to the scene, he lost control of his police cruiser on wet pavement on New Hampshire Avenue. The cruiser left the roadway and struck a utility pole. Officer Masembwa was fatally injured.

Officer Masembwa served the Prince George's County Police Department for one year and was the 22nd member of this agency to make the ultimate sacrifice. He was the 39th law enforcement officer to give his life in the line of duty within Prince George's County.

At the time of his death, Officer Kilonzo Masembwa was 26 years old and survived by his parents.

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