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…
Officer Down: Troy Lamont Ray - [D.C. Metropolitan Police Dept., District of Columbia]
Officer Troy Lamont Ray of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department lost control of his vehicle while driving home after working the daywork tour of duty at the 6th District on June 7.
His vehicle struck a wooden power and light pole head-on, causing the live power lines to come down atop his vehicle, which prevented rescue workers from extracating him from the vehicle until they could get the power grid shut down.
Ray was then transported to Prince Georges County Emergency in a Coma, where he stayed on life support until June 10, 2003 when life support was cut off due to unresponsive brain activity.
Ray was a 17 year veteran of the Metropolitan Police Department, where he served his entire career at the 6th District in the notorious eastern side of DC's Anacostia River, where he was nicknamed "Wagon Master of 6D" due to his ability to control and transport large groups of newly arrested prisoners.
Ray was 35 years old and is survived by a wife and two loving children, as well as his fellow members of service in the Metropolitan Police Department.
Services for Officer Ray will be held on Monday, June 16, 2003, at the Full Gospel Deliverance Church, 4703 Marboro Pike, Coral Hills, MD. at 10:00 AM.
Any Officer(s) wishing to attend may go directly to the services or report to the 6th District at 42ST. and Benning Rd. N.E., Washington, D.C. 20019 (5 Minutes from the church) prior to 0930 Hours to request convoy or transport to the services.
Any MPDC, US Capitol Police, Metro-Transit Police, DC Housing Authority Police, or US Park Police Officers wishing to assist the patrol efforts in the 6th District during the daywork and evening tours of duty, to relieve Officer Ray's Co-Workers so that they may pay their respects, please call the 6th District at (202) 727-4520 (station) (202) 727-4649 (sergeants) or (202) 727-4531 (Lieutenants) or the Metropolitan Police Synchronized Operations Command Center at (202) 727-9099, after recieving permission from your respective commands.
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submitted by: Officer A. Ben Mannes (Police One Member) D.C. Metropolitan Police Department Sixth District
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