Detective Troy Lamont Chesley, Sr.

Detective Troy Lamont Chesley, Sr.

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Tuesday, January 9, 2007

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Troy Lamont Chesley, Sr.

Detective Troy Chesley was shot and killed in the 4500 block of Fairfax Road when he took police action as a suspect attempted to rob him shortly after he got off duty.

Despite being mortally wounded, Detective Chesley was able to return fire. One robber was arrested later in the day and charged in connection with Detective Chesley's murder. He was subsequently sentenced to life without parole.

Detective Chesley had served with the Baltimore City Police Department for 13 years and was assigned to the Public Housing Unit. He was a widower and is survived by his three daughters, two sons, parents, and brother.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 874

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

off duty, robbery

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Hey Troy, Just wanted you to know that you will always be in my prayers. We were both assigned to the Public Housing Section and I remember the day the Lord welcomed you home in Heaven. That morning that you was untimely taken from us, I had just risen from sleeping to get ready for the 10-6 shift. I heard the news report that a BPD Officer had gotten shot. I got myself ready and hurried in to do what needed to be done for one of our own. Well Brother when I found out that it was you I cried. You was a beacon in the unit because you were the coolest.
I never saw you any other way when we spoke, executed search warrants or walked past each other at 312 MLK Boulevard, our station house. When we worked as a unit we always came to work safe and we went home safe. When we lost you,things in the unit changed, but the one thing that did not change was the love and admiration BPDHS had for you. It was a real honor to have served with you because you kept it over a hundred. I have since retired and whenever I see a BPD Officer or vehicle, I think of all the good you and others including myself have done for our profession. You have left your mark and your legacy will always live on.

Retired Detective A.B.
Baltimore Police Dept

April 9, 2021

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