Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

For Immediate Release: 11/16/17

“My thoughts and prayers are with Detective Suiter's family. Each day, officers throughout this nation leave home not knowing whether they will make it back and this is a tragic reminder of the ultimate risk and potential sacrifice that officers make to protect and serve us all. 

Detective Suiter and I crossed paths many times when I was a line prosecutor, and I know firsthand his love and passion for serving the citizens of Baltimore and fighting crime. We have lost a true gem today.

As the daughter and granddaughter of police officers, as well as a wife and mother, my heart is heavy. This cowardly act is tragic and deeply affects us all. I send condolences to his family, friends and colleagues at the Baltimore Police Department.  

We will not tolerate such callous, senseless violence, and I assure you that my office will work tirelessly to bring the perpetrator to justice."