DATE: December 17, 2018    
Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

PGPD Investigating the Stabbing of an Off-Duty Charles County Sheriff’s Officer / Statement: On the evening of December 16, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was notified by Prince George’s County Police that an off-duty CCSO officer was stabbed in the abdomen during an altercation with a male suspect inside a tavern in Fort Washington. The officer, a six-year veteran, was transported to an area hospital and is in stable condition.  The Sheriff’s Office continues to work closely with the PGPD. In addition, and in accordance with agency policy, the CCSO Office of Professional Responsibility has initiated an administrative investigation. The suspect, Christopher DeWitt, was arrested and charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

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The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency comprised of more than 600 police, corrections and civilian personnel responsible for protecting more than 150,000 residents. The CCSO was accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in 2001 has been designated as a CALEA Gold Standard of Excellence agency since 2011. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit