Corporal Edward M. Toatley

Corporal Edward M. Toatley

Maryland State Police, Maryland

End of Watch Monday, October 30, 2000

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Edward M. Toatley

Corporal Edward Toatley was shot and killed while conducting an undercover narcotics investigation in Washington, DC. He had been deputized as a federal agent as part of a regional narcotics task force conducted in Maryland and Washington, DC.

As Corporal Toatley attempted to purchase narcotics from the suspect, he was shot in the head at close range while sitting in a car in the 2000 block of Douglas Street, NE. After the shooting, the suspect fled on foot. Corporal Toatley was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries approximately two hours later.

The suspect was later arrested in New York and extradited to Washington, DC, where he entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to life without possibility of parole.

Corporal Toatley was president of the Coalition of Black Maryland State Troopers and had served with the Maryland State Police for 16 years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, ages 5 and 18 years, and an 18-month-old daughter. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Corporal.

Bio

  • Age 37
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location District of Columbia
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life without parole

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I have been thinking about Ed a lot lately. Now that marijuana is legal, it is hard to understand how we lost so many brothers and sisters over it. You are in my thoughts dear friend. You were one of a kind brother.

Mike Geppi
MdTA

April 24, 2022

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