Public Art Honoring Prince George’s County Police To Debut On National Night Out In Hyattsville

Ceremony To Take Place Tue 8/4 3pm At Koch Auto RadiatorOpen PDF


HYATTSVILLE, MD – Koch Auto Radiator and the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation are proud to announce the unveiling of a new public art sculpture, entitled “Mourning Bird,” at National Night Out on Tuesday, August 4th at 3PM in Downtown Hyattsville. The sculpture was commissioned by business owners Paul and Susan Koch as part of the Gateway Arts District Art Lives Here: Biz-Art Match-Up Initiative.  “Mourning Bird”, painted by artist Mark Walker, reimagines a former Prince George’s County Birds-I-View statue as a blue bird that honors and remembers the fallen heroes of the Prince George’s County Police Department.

The sculpture’s new home is situated atop a pedestal at the corner of Route 1/Baltimore Avenue and Crittenden Street, at 4211 Crittenden St, Hyattsville, MD 20781. Visitors are invited to the unveiling ceremony at 3PM where local officers and the public can pay remembrance to officers killed in the line of duty followed by the National Night Out activities in West Hyattsville near the Queens Chapel Town Center shopping center.


“Mourning Bird” is a non-profit private sector collaboration to express appreciation and gratitude for the public service of the men and women of the Prince George’s County Police Department.

To learn more about the Hyattsville CDC’s Business-Artist Partnership program, visit To learn more about artist Mark Walker, visit Koch Auto Radiator Service can be found online at Lastly, to learn more about the National Night Out programming in Hyattsville (District 1), click here.

July 30, 2015
Contact: Justin Fair, Hyattsville CDC
(301) 683-8267


Fallen Heroes

Mourning Bird

Private Edward Dennis Merson
EOW: September 1, 1937

Officer Charles F. Caldwell
EOW: June 12, 1948

Police Officer Alfred F. Steinat
EOW: May 2, 1963

Sergeant Joseph Kelly Brown Sr.
EOW: February 19, 1966

Private John William Leatherbury Jr.
EOW: March 21, 1968

Police Officer Robert E. Yeszerski
EOW: November 30, 1968

Police Officer William W. Gullet Jr.
EOW: February 16, 1969

Private Carroll D. Garrison
EOW: February 20, 1973

Police Officer James Brian Swart
EOW: June 26, 1978

Police Officer Albert Marshall Claggett IV
EOW: June 26, 1978

Police Officer Antonio Martinez Kelsey
EOW: February 2, 1980

Police Officer Raymond Hubbard
EOW: February 8, 1982

Corporal Allan Dale Johnson
EOW: December 8, 1982

Police Officer Carlton X. Fletcher
EOW: June 12, 1983

Major Richard J. Beavers
EOW: November 29, 1983

Sergeant Mark Kevin Murphy
EOW: September 1, 1988

Corporal Harry Leroy Kinikin Jr.
EOW: January 13, 1990

Patrolman Ryan Christopher Johnson Jr.
EOW: April 22, 1992

Lieutenant Roger Peck Fleming
EOW: October 2, 1992

Sergeant John Louis Bagileo
EOW: February 28, 1994

Corporal John Novabilski
EOW: April 26, 1995

Police Officer Kinlonzo Musili Masembwa
EOW: November 10, 2000

Sergeant Anthony Michael “Tony” Walker
EOW: November 15, 1983

Sergeant Stephen Francis Gaughan
EOW: June 21, 2005

Sergeant Richard Scott Findley
EOW: June 27, 2008

Corporal Thomas Paul “Tom” Jensen
EOW: March 10, 2010

Police Officer Adrian Morris
EOW: August 20, 2010

Officer Brennan R. Rabain
EOW: March 7, 2015

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