Wife of Md. Sergeant killed while off-duty: “My heart is shattered into a million pieces”
BRANDYWINE, Md. – The wife of a Prince George’s County Police Sergeant, killed while off-duty one week ago, spoke publicly for the first time since his death on Wednesday night.
Police organized a vigil for Sergeant Mujahid Ramzziddin in his Brandywine community, whom they posthumously promoted from the rank of Corporal in the past week.
They wanted to provide an opportunity for the public to come together after a private, Islamic service on Friday.
“One week ago, I lost my love, I lost my everything, my heart is shattered into millions of pieces and I am beyond heartbroken,” said Tammy Ramzziddin. “I, however, know I am not grieving alone.”
According to police, Sergeant Ramzziddin was helping a neighbor with a domestic situation just down the street from his home, when her estranged husband, Glenn Tyndell, shot him to death..
Tyndell led police on a chase then lost his own life during an exchange of gunfire with two Prince George’s County Police officers.
Police announced on Wednesday that Tyndell died with Sergeant Ramzziddin’s gun in his hands.
They found the weapon he used to kill Sergeant Ramzziddin in a nearby creek, and they believe he fired Sergeant Ramzziddin’s weapon at least twice during the exchange of gunfire with officers.
“His light shines as an example to all of us who endeavor to serve,” said Chief Hank Stawinski. “That sacrifice, you have my word, will never be forgotten.”
Dozens gathered outside a Brandywine community center with candles just down the street from where the violence unfolded.
They released balloons into the sky in honor of Sergeant Ramzziddin.
Tammy said she noticed that her husband was heavily praying in the days leading up to his death.
“A part of my heart is comforted knowing that he gave his life for somebody else and knowing that he was spiritually prepared for February 21st,” she said. “I know I married a super hero, now all of you know that too.”
Earlier this week, the estranged wife of Tyndell also publicly spoke for the first time through a Facebook post:
“Anyone who knew me and my husband Glenn knew we were each others world . The love we have could never be defined or measured. On July 11,2016 when we took our vows I vowed to be with him until death do us part. And while I endured painful times during our relationship it was only when the pain was directed to our children was when I had to end my loyalty to our vows and start protecting our children. As adults we are responsible for our actions and make choices to stay in relationships for better or worse. But as parents our first priority is always to protect our children.
My husband sought the advice from a person who she claimed to be his best friend, whom had some connections with the courts, but I had only met her once. He never spoke of her through our entire relationship, she was not invited to our wedding , never came over for gatherings, never met our son, and was never a part of our lives. This person continued to advise my husband to hide from the police when he was facing only a misdemeanor charge for his actions. Which brought on added stress and paranoia to his current state. While I don’t blame her for all of this , I do believe that her advice was absolutely wrong and irresponsible. At the end of the day my husband was an adult and fully responsible for his actions.
To the allegations that I was having an affair Was not only false but completely disrespectful to me , my marriage and Cpl. Ramzziddiw and his family. I can only offer my heart wrenching apologies and beg that they forgive me for involving you with my situation.
While I do not wish to go over the details, I did reach out to the law enforcement that day in front of the Cpl. so he could hear what was being told to me.
I pray for the Ramzziddiw’s family and thank Cpl. Ramzziddiw for saving my life and allowing me to see my children again. I pray for my in-laws that they may find peace. And I pray and ask for privacy as I clutch on to my children and get through this.
I pray for my husband, that he’s welcomed in the kingdom of our Heavenly Father and Rest In Peace. You’re able to ride free now Mi Amor, until we meet again. I love you.”