Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Candlelight Vigil For Sergeant Mujahid Ramzziddin

Sergeant Mujahid Ramzziddin

In honoring his ultimate sacrifice, this Wednesday, February 28, 2018, we invite you to join us for a candlelight vigil and a moment of silence in honor of our fallen hero, Sergeant Mujahid Ramzziddin. We will stand side by side to honor both Mujahid's life, service, and the bravery he displayed on that tragic day. Please join us at Chadds Ford Community Center located at 7211 Chadds Ford Drive in Brandywine at 6:00 pm.

Mujahid Ramzziddin, 51, was a Sergeant with the Prince George's County Police Department and faithfully served the residents of Prince George's County for more than 14 years.  On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, he was shot and killed when he placed himself in harm's way in order to save the life of another. 

Sergeant Ramzziddin defended our country by serving in the United States Marine Corps from September 1988 until April 1997, achieving the rank of Sergeant. Upon completing his military service, Sgt. Ramzziddin began his police career with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C. in February 1998. He joined the Air National Guard where he served from March 1998 until March 2000, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant.

In 2003, Sgt. Ramzziddin was sworn in as a Prince George's County Police officer.  He served in numerous capacities, to include: patrol, investigations, the WAVE auto theft unit, the Gang Unit, and as field training officer.  Sgt. Ramzziddin was most recently assigned to the Special Operations Division, Harbor Unit. In 2006, he was the recipient of the department's Silver Medal Of Valor.

Sgt. Mujahid Ramzziddin leaves behind his loving wife, Tammi M. Ramzziddin, sons: Eric (India,) Jabril, Johnathan, daughters: Janee and Khadija, daughter by blessing: Nadiah, grandchildren: Elijah and Nyelah, parents: Carolyn Herndon and Douglas Tyler (Hilda), sisters: Kim and Ann (Eric), parents-in-law; Rev. Dr. Ruby, and James (Mickey) Thomas, and Tim R. Miles, and many other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Chief Hank Stawinski and the entire Prince George’s County Police Department would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude for the outpouring of support from our community, fellow law enforcement, and citizens from across the country. The support is truly helping us all through this difficult time as we mourn the loss of this dedicated officer.  

Please be advised there will be a limited number of candles distributed at this evening’s vigil. Members of the community who plan to attend are welcome to bring their own candle if they wish.  

Investigation Update: PGPD Sergeant Mujahid Ramzziddin

*Please note that Mujahid Ramzziddin was posthumously promoted from the rank of Corporal to the rank of Sergeant.*

As the investigation continues into the homicide of 51-year-old PGPD Sergeant Mujahid Ramzziddin by 37–year-old Glenn Tyndell and the subsequent fatal shooting of Tyndell by Prince George’s County Police officers, Chief Stawinski wishes to share this update in the case with our community.  

On February 27th, our forensic services division completed their analysis and filed their report regarding this ongoing investigation. 

5 fired shotgun shells were recovered at the location where Glenn Tyndell shot and killed Sgt. Ramzziddin on Wednesday, February, 21st.  Audio and video captured by a home security system corroborates 5 shots were fired.  The following day, search teams recovered a shotgun which was subsequently identified as the weapon Tyndell used to kill Sgt. Ramzziddin.  Tyndell discarded the shotgun in a nearby creek.    

After killing Sgt. Ramzziddin, Glenn Tyndell then stole Ramzziddin’s department issued firearm from his person.  No shell casings  fired from that weapon were found at the crime scene on Chadsey Lane.  Sgt. Ramzziddin never fired his weapon before he was killed.

The forensic examination verifies at least two shell casings fired from Ramzziddin’s weapon were found at the scene on Route 210 where Tyndell stopped his SUV after he fled authorities by leading them on a vehicle pursuit and then foot chase.  Tyndell was killed in an exchange of gunfire with Prince George’s County Police Officers Reed and Allen.   Tyndell’s body was found holding Sgt. Ramzzidddin’s gun.     

The investigation continues. 

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