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COUNCIL CHAIR CALVIN S. HAWKINS, II EXPRESSES COUNCIL CONDOLENCES UPON THE PASSING OF PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY SHERIFF MELVIN C. HIGH
The entire Prince George's County Council was shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Prince George’s County Sheriff Melvin C. High. Our thoughts and prayers are for Sheriff High’s entire family at this most difficult time, especially his beloved wife Brenda, and their daughter, Tracy.
We also extend condolences to the more than 300 deputies and civilians Sheriff High had responsibility for leading, managing and commanding to protect and serve the citizens of Prince George’s County. We have all lost a leader, colleague and dear friend.
Preceding his service as Sheriff, Melvin High served as the appointed Chief of Police for Prince George’s County, leading the nation’s 32nd largest local Law Enforcement Agency in the delivery of basic law enforcement services to a Metropolitan County of nearly 900,000 residents and serving as a principal advisor on public safety.
A devoted public servant, Sheriff High has been recognized as the consummate law enforcement and criminal justice professional. He served and protected a grateful constituency and while his passing leaves an immense void in the lives of his family, colleagues, friends, and Prince Georgians, the impact of his life’s work will endure for generations to come.