August 22, 2012

Adrian Morris - Law Enforcement - Maryland

Police Officer Adrian Morris, age 23, of Laurel, Maryland, died in the line of duty on August 20, 2012, on Highway I-95 in Maryland.

Adrian was a member of the Prince George's County Police Department - 6th District. He had 2 1/2 years of service.

Michael, Archangel, Patron
Saint of the Police, pray
for Adrian
He was killed in a vehicle crash while pursuing a vehicle on I-95, near the Powder Mill Road interchange, shortly before 1:00 pm.  Officer Morris and his partner had been investigating a theft when they spotted a car being driven by the suspect and attempted to stop it. The officers pursued the vehicle onto southbound I-95 and chased it a short distance until the vehicle purposefully cut them off, causing the patrol car to leave the roadway and enter a ravine. Officer Morris was ejected from the vehicle. Both officers were transported to a local hospital where Officer Morris succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the vehicle they were pursuing continued to flee and remains at large.

Adrian was born in Kingston, Jamaica, but grew up in the Laurel area and became a U.S. citizen in 2009. He was a 2007 graduate of Eleanor Roosevelt High School. 

Comrades stated that Adrian had dreamed of joining the force since he entered a law enforcement program as a teen. He is described as a friendly, compassionate officer, who took pride in his career.

Adrian is survived by many loving friends and relatives.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty. 

Let us pray that Adrian Morris is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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