Candlelight Vigil For Sergeant Mujahid Ramzziddin

In honoring his ultimate sacrifice, this Wednesday, February 28, 2018, the public was invited you to join 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. The candlelight vigil was held 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.

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