As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
Additional Info: Detective Troy Chesley, Sr., had served with the Baltimore City Police Department for 13 years. He is survived by his two sons.
Cause of Death: Detective Chesley was shot and killed during on off-duty robbery attempt.
Date of Incident: January 9, 2007
Baltimore officer shot to death
By Gus G. Sentementes and Annie Linskey, Sun Reporters BaltimoreSun.com
A 13-year-veteran of the Baltimore Police Department was shot to death as he walked up to his girlfriend's home in Northwest Baltimore early this morning, shortly after he got off work.
Det. Troy Lamont Chesley Sr., 34, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at Sinai Hospital, police officials said. He was shot by one or more gunmen who approached him as he walked in the 5400 block of Fairfax Road, a quiet residential street in the city's West Forest Park neighborhood.
The shooting came amid a spate of slayings -- 10 in the first nine days of the new year. ...