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 you're sleeping, but can I talk to you for a sec? I said I was coming up there to see you and Unc but I haven't made it. Apologies. I can't believe so much time has passed. I haven't forgotten, I have to get my prayers up. I let life beat me down for a sec, but no more. One day we look up and everything is unfamiliar, people, places, ourselves. Only the hurt remains, the memories that burn. I want to just forget sometimes, but the memories are woven into my existence!! Surely I would forget myself if I forget the laughter and love. I haven't talked to your brother in a while, I miss him dearly. Your infectious soul and laughter lives on, comfort the ones who will never recover from losing you, may they hear the laughter and wrap up in the glorious memories when life becomes too much to bear. You, my friend are truly extraordinary!


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