Police Officer Antonio Martinez Kelsey

Police Officer Antonio Martinez Kelsey

Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Saturday, February 2, 1980

Antonio Martinez Kelsey

Police Officer Antonio Kelsey was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for drug possession.

He was in full uniform working an off duty assignment at a liquor store when he saw the man show another person a bag of narcotics. He began to chase the subject, but the the man was able to gain control of his weapon and shoot him with it near the intersection of George Palmer Highway and Columbia Park Road, in Landover.

The 27-year-old suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 45 years.

Officer Kelsey had been with the agency for one year.

Bio

  • Age 22
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 910

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 45 years

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Tony, you were one of my closest friend. We laughed together, cried together, fussed at each other, debated together , consoled each other partied together and just plain chilled together.... I remember things as if it were yesterday. My :NOW" best friend and I met because of you and 37 years later we are still as close as ever. I remember that we had talked the night that you were taken from us about doing dinner the following weekend, so when the phone rang that same night it was a total shock. God has a plan for you and even if I didn't understand it at that time I do now... or at least I no longer question "HIS" plans. He had bigger things for you to do in Heaven. You are truly missed and I wonder what things would have been like if you were still here BUT I know I will see you again... Rest in God's arms until I get there.... Love you still

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