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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I know that it has been a while since I last wrote. I often look on this site just to look at reflections of others. It reminds me just how much you are missed by not just me, but many others.

It seems that when someone dies, life just goes on and people move onto the next thing. and forget about the deceased, but that isn't the case with you. Your presence is truly missed and it's so unfair that you were taken.

I think of you often, I remember your smile, your jokes (sometimes corny) Lol!, and how you could light up a room. I still miss our talks and I just the genuine friendship that we had. A lot has changed. I've remarried and and I have two married children. Amazing, right?? My youngest is in college and I'm somewhat looking forward to being an empty nester I guess.

I would be sitting here for hours telling you all the things that have changed in my life since I last left a reflection, but just know that I'm happy. I know that you would be happy for me too. I'm going to stop here because I can feel the sadness coming and I know that's not what you would want. I just want you to know that I miss you and that you will forever hold a place in my heart. Keep resting my friend.


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