Two Officers Killed in the Line of Duty in Prince George County

Two Prince George County, Maryland sheriff’s deputies were fatally shot last week while trying to serve an emergency psychiatric petition. One of the victims was Elizabeth MacGruder, who had been on the force for less than 2 years, and is the first female officer to be killed in the line of duty in the Department’s history. The other victim was 13-year veteran officer James Arnaud. A spokesperson for the Department said that the incident was the most serious to strike the sheriff’s office in the 306 years since its establishment. The National Center for Women & Policing extends its sympathies to the families, friends and colleagues of the victims.


Washington Post, 08/30/02

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