Slain Md. officer’s burial set for Friday

WASHINGTON — The Prince George’s County, Maryland, police officer who was fatally shot Wednesday while protecting a neighbor from her estranged husband will be laid to rest on Friday.

The funeral comes as investigators continue to build a timeline of the events that led to the Cpl. Mujahid Ramzziddin’s death.

Services for Ramzziddin, who was a devout Muslim, will be private, Prince George’s County police said.

“We have been helped by our partners in the Muslim community to put together a ceremony which respects his faith and tenets of his religion, but that all had to happen in 48 hours,” said Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski.

After afternoon prayers at the Diyanet Center of America in Lanham, a short ceremony will take place for Ramzziddin at the mosque.

At around 2:15 p.m., a procession that includes the hearse will make its way to Fort Lincoln Cemetery in Brentwood, Maryland. It is along that route where the public and fellow first responders will be able to pay their respects to Ramzziddin before his burial.

Along Maryland Route 193 from Good Luck Road to Kenilworth Avenue and along Bladensburg Road from Peace Cross to the Fort Lincoln Cemetery, fellow emergency responders will salute the procession. Others gathered along the roadside are encouraged to put a hand on their heart as the procession passes.

Road Closures

Good Luck Rd between Palamar Dr and 97th Ave closed around 11:30 a.m., according to Prince George’s County police’s Twitter account. Motorists were advised to use alternate routes if possible, and follow police direction in the area.

Shortly before and during the procession, there will be road blocks of the streets where the procession will travel.

Check WTOP’s Traffic Center for the latest traffic updates on road closures.

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Those who want to pay their respects from the roadside are encouraged to get in place before 2 p.m.

After the burial, a private celebration of life for family, friends and fellow officers will take place at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 89 in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

Below is a map of the area where traffic delays may occur.

Mike Murillo

Mike Murillo is a reporter and anchor at WTOP. Before joining WTOP in 2013, he worked in radio in Orlando, New York City and Philadelphia.

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