On Saturday, July 7 at 9 a.m., the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, along with the State Highway Administration, will be unveiling two road signs located in the median of Business Route 5 (Leonardtown Road between Ell Lane and St. Charles Parkway) in memory of Cpl. Jamel Clagett, a Charles County Sheriff’s officer who died in a motor vehicle crash in Virginia on December 21, 2014, after working a midnight shift. Cpl. Clagett, who was assigned to the Waldorf station, was known as a caring officer who often went above and beyond the call of duty to show kindness to his colleagues and the communities he served. On the day he died, he had just dropped off a surprise breakfast to police dispatchers at the 911 center.
Family and friends of Cpl. Clagett will gather in the south parking lot at Thomas Stone High School located at 3785 Leonardtown Road in Waldorf, where Sheriff Troy Berry will share a few words, followed by the unveiling of the sign.
Media: There will be plenty of parking at Thomas Stone High School. Officers will escort family, friends, and media across a portion of Route 5 to be up close as the sign is uncovered. Members of our Traffic Operations Unit will control traffic for a safe event.