Let us pause to remember our Fallen Hero, Officer Kilonzo M. Masembwa, lost this day in 2000 while responding to a breaking and entering in Adam Sector.
Ofc. Masembwa was born on December 4, 1974, in Washington, D.C. He attended St. Jerome's Elementary School and Archbishop John Carroll High School. Ofc. Masembwa then entered Bowie State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in communications in 1995. He joined the Prince George's County Police Department on December 6, 1999, as a member of Session 93. Upon completion of his Academy training in June 2000, Ofc. Masembwa was assigned to District I, Squad 31.
On the morning of November 10, 2000, Ofc. Masembwa was dispatched to a possible breaking and entering in progress at Langley Park- McCormick Elementary School. As he proceeded to the scene, Ofc. Masembwa lost control of his police vehicle on the wet pavement in the 7400 Block of New Hampshire Ave. Takoma Park, Maryland. The police vehicle then left the roadway and struck a utility pole. Ofc. Masembwa was fatally injured as a result of the single vehicle collision.
Ofc. 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 38th 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 M. Masembwa was 26 years old and survived by his parents.