Top Cop: Fallen Prince Georges County officer being honored during National Police Week

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Law enforcement staff in the region and across the country are participating in National Police Week events to honor fallen officers.

Many of the region's tributes will honor a young Prince George's County police officer killed in the line of duty last year.

Officer Adrian Morris, 23, died on Aug. 20, 2012 after his cruiser ran off Interstate 95 and into a ditch during a pursuit. Morris was a two-and-a-half year veteran of the force. His ties to the agency started when he joined the police explorers program at the age of 16.

On Sunday morning, members of Law Enforcement United will pay tribute to Morris when they stop at a police station in Upper Marlboro during the group's annual three-day bike ride. The organization, which honors fallen officers and supports their families, will present Morris' family with a gift.

Morris will also be recognized at a ceremony on Tuesday at a police station in Hyattsville. And on June 1, a 5-kilometer race will be held in honor of Morris. Proceeds from that run will be going to Morris' family.

At an event last week, Prince George's County Police Chief Mark Magaw said that "every loss in law enforcement is felt by all of us."

njagoda@washingtonexaminer.com

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Naomi Jagoda

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