By Marcus Washington

BALTIMORE, Md. (WJZ)– At just 21-years-old Marcus Edwards certainly made an impact on his community. His dream was to become a police officer in D.C. working with inner city youth. He was already a graduate of the department’s junior academy. Well Tuesday at Marcus’ funeral, his family was able to see his childhood dream come true.

Some would say Marcus Edwards’ life was taken too soon, but no one can say he didn’t make the best of those short years on earth.

Monday night, September 19, Marcus was stabbed in the chest near his apartment, a mile from Morgan State University, where he was a sophomore social work major. He died from those wounds, prompting a manhunt by Baltimore City Police looking for his killer.
His mother remembering that smile and her son’s dreams.

“He really wanted to be a MPD detective. That’s all he dreamed about. That’s all he dreamed of,” said Nicole Ausberry-Brooks, Marcus’ mother.

That dream came posthumously at his funeral as D.C.’s interim police chief makes Marcus Edwards an honorary officer of the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department and the honors did not stop there. He received an honor many people don’t receive in life or death.

The Metropolitan Police Department and the District of Columbia declared September 27, 2016, as Marcus Edwards day in D.C.

A life taken well before its full potential was lived, but a life honored for the accomplishments in just a short time. His murder grabbed the attention Tiger Woods, who called Marcus’ mother with his condolences.

Police are still looking for the person behind Edwards’ death. If you have any information, you asked to call crime stoppers 1-866-7lockup.

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