Corporal Michael A. Garner
With profound sadness, we mourn the loss of our dear friend and stalwart in the fight to keep Camp Springs safe, Corporal Michael A. Garner. Aptly described as a gentle giant with a heart of gold, Corporal Garner valiantly served the Prince George’s County Police Department for 21 years prior to his retirement in 2018. For several of those years, he served as our dedicated Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Officer. COPS is a U.S. Department of Justice program designed to facilitate building trust and mutual respect between police and the communities they serve. Corporal Garner was an outstanding COPS Officer and immersed himself into assuaging the safety concerns of countless residents in the Camp Springs community. With compassion and humor, he delighted in presenting District IV crime statistics for CSCA general meetings and enjoyed engaging with residents at National Night Out. His example of commitment and service will be greatly missed.
Corporal Garner was born on December 8, 1967 in Washington, D.C. He attended DeMatha Catholic High School, graduated in 1986 and was an avid sports fanatic. He departed this life on October 7, 2020 and is survived by a loving wife, two daughters, his mother and sister.