Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Edward M. Toatley

Maryland State Police, Maryland

End of Watch Monday, October 30, 2000

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Reflections for Corporal Edward M. Toatley

You are missed today and always.


October 30, 2021

Thinking of you now and always.


October 30, 2021

I had the honor of prosecuting the case against Ed’s killer. It’s a case that will forever remain with me. Meeting Ed’s parents, wife and colleagues gave me a real sense of the man and officer Ed was. He is and will always remain a hero.

Glenn Kirschner, AUSA (retired)

November 5, 2020

Twenty years today....your oldest son is now the same age as you were when you were snatched from us. You would be proud he followed in your footsteps as a Law Enforcement Officer. May God continue to grant your soul eternal peace. Love you always.


October 30, 2020

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 30, 2020

Ed, this October it will be 20 years. It still feels like yesterday.

Leslie J Cale

July 28, 2020


You're in my thoughts everyday, the only thing hanging on the wall in my office is an article about you. You're the only person that ever called me "Mikey" and I miss our conversations that we had almost daily about life and work. My thoughts and prayers are with Inez and the kids.

Love you, my friend.

Michael Gordy (Ret. 1st Sgt.)

1st Sgt. Retired Michael Gordy

November 22, 2019

Miss you MC.


October 30, 2019

I remember this when it happened. I was a Detective with a multi agency unit, who’s members also included MSP Detectives and a Narcotic Unit. Troopers and Officers who live the double life as Narcotic Officers have my respect. My prayers that his family were able to heal and move past this tragedy, without ever forgetting the job he did for Maryland.

Sgt. G.S. Fowler
Snow Hill Police (Ret.)

October 31, 2018

Missing you as always. Eighteen years and the pain is still so intense.

Your loving sister

October 30, 2018

Honoring your life today and always.

Your sister

October 30, 2017

Almost 17 years later and I still cherish your friendship. Having met you while treasurer of the state law enforcement officers pension system I admired your tenacity. Doing road trips to drum up support for our organization, I always respected your enthusiasm. You are sorely missed Ed.

Corporal John Wilkins (retired)
Maryland Port Police

April 12, 2017

Missing you much on your birthday. I love you.


April 2, 2017

I know it has been a long time now. My wife was going through some pictures recently that she wanted to put up on the wall and the first one she asked me about was the one of you presenting the leadership award to me at my academy academy in 1999. I had a chance to speak to you that day and never forgot how comforting it was to talk to you realizing what I was about to embark on. I am about to enter my 18th year with MSP and you are thought about quite often and the sacrifice you made for this state. As many people on here say, you will truly never be forgotten. Thank you!

Corporal Antonio Malaspina
Maryland State Police

November 14, 2016

Your life mattered.


October 30, 2016

Honoring you today and everyday. Happy Birthday!

Your Sister, Joyce

April 2, 2016

On August 17, 2015 Mr Sam Benjamin Collins announced that the park pavillion in Turner Station Park had been renamed in honor of Edward and Edgar Toatley. Mr Collins started working on this about four years ago and with the help of law enforcement and community it is now a success.
Rest In Peace Officer Toatley---your memory is cast in bronze at Turner Station Park. We honor your service.

Turner Station Conservation Teams

August 21, 2015

Been thinking about you and your family a lot my friend with all this violence towards police lately. It is hard to believe that you were lost to such a senseless act of violence. Hugs and prayers to Inez and the kids.


May 20, 2015

Happy Birthday my dear brother. You are truly missed.


April 2, 2015


Although it's been 6 years since I last wrote on this page, I visit quite often and think of you more than anyone could imagine. Always remembering our first meeting at Bel Air Barrack when you were getting in the "kiddie bus" (cadet truck), lol., always remembering the crazy incident on Kane Street, always remembering your smile. My last MSP surveillance was yours, down near Fulton. I miss you my brother, teammate and friend. You were special.

Rest in peace!


January 12, 2015

Yo Bro,
I just realized that its been 14 years, man
Wish I could hollar at you, so much to
Say. Your always in my thoughts! I keep the
Key chain from your commish with me just to
Remind me of your sacrifice. May God bless
Your fam. Your friend always Paul "Shaggy" Dschuhan

Ex-troop Penn.

November 13, 2014

He MC, Just a thought on how you are still missed. You did your thing and you did it well. I grew up with you and knew all through High school you would be Great. Thank you for your service.. Rest Easy , We got it from here

Officer Duane Coleman
Ft. Sam Houston Police

February 23, 2014

Thirteen years today and yet the pain of losing you feels like it was just thirteen minutes ago. Thirteen years today and Sgt. Gloria Wilson still stands by this family, as she promised you and Daddy she would. Our family could not have gotten through your loss without her. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. Your namesake grandson, Eddie, is just like you. He looks like you and Mommy says he acts just like you as a toddler. Daddy is there with you now, and Lord knows, he had a wonderful send-off thanks to Gloria and the MSP. I love you MC and I miss you more than words can express. I carry you in my heart every moment of my life!

Your sister,

October 30, 2013

I have tried to relate to people your legacy over the years. Many times during my travels someone ask me about the bracelet.

I Never forget you bro. As I promised myself and God, every year I have tried every year to visit your wife and kids to keep your spirit alive! I am leaving with MSP Corporal R. Taylor on Wednesday to check on your resting place and visit Inez, Daniel and Taylor. As I use to tell you "I got this" Still miss you man

Ret. Lieutenant Frank Ford
Maryland State Police

October 28, 2013

It's been a long time and this is the first time i've written. I think of you often and miss you dearly. You always knew how to brighten someone's day and light up a room. Thanks for your friendship and all your good advice. Rest in peace - til we meet again


May 15, 2013

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