Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Antonio Martinez Kelsey

Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Saturday, February 2, 1980

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Reflections for Police Officer Antonio Martinez Kelsey

Wow Antonio. Hard to believe your picture is here. I have fond memories of us growing up--same schools, same neighorhood, same church. I am glad that our paths crossed at time when there was so much happiness in our lives, and I am glad that we experience together learning the value of public service. Thank you and others like you for making the ultimate sacrifice so the rest of us can be safe.

Karen Campbell

April 26, 2006

Dear Tony,

It seems like yesterday when I received the call saying that you were killed. My heart broke into a million pieces.

I remember all of the good times that we had together when you and Allegro came to Pittsburgh to visit grandma and granddad.

Well now grandma has joined you in heaven. I pray that all of you are together and watching over all of us.

I wish that my daughters and now my granddaughter would have known the wonderful, loving man that you were.

I think about you often and miss you so much!

Until we meet again my dear Tony, I pray that you are resting in peace.

Love always,

Lorita Kelsey Childress

April 19, 2006

Brother Kelsey,

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

You’re Brothers in Blue

Untouchables LE Motorcycle Club

December 16, 2005

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

April 14, 2005

~~~~~The Broken Chain~~~~~

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name.~~In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.~~It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home.~~You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide; and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.~~Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same; but as God calls us one by one, the Chain will link again.


January 2, 2005

Rest in peace. I am grateful for Officer Kelsey's service and sacrifice for Prince George's County and Maryland. The war on drugs will never be over because heroes like him will never give up on our country and its citizens. His cold-blooded killer showed another example that drug offenders will do absolutely anything to whoever gets in their way.

I hope to be a police officer someday, and will always remember the fallen heroes of Maryland. God bless his family and friends.

Baltimore, MD

February 4, 2004

I still remeber the night they called my father Tony's uncle to break the news to him. After giving the phone to my mother I heard her start to cry and then a news bulliten came across the screen that a PG County officer had been shot and killed while working part-time. I was around 13yrs at the time but because my father was a Sgt. on MPD I already had thoughts about being a cop and when this happened I knew then I had to pick up where Tony left off. So I join MPD on December 19, 1988 and became a D.C. Police Officer trying to be like my cousin Tony I still read the news paper clippings to this day asking my self why Tony.

I love you Tony I know your in a much better place my you continue to rest in peace.

Ross Gilmore

Former Ofc. Ross Gilmore

The world lost one of it's best. I happened to be away at the time of his death. I didnt find out until much later. I was crushed. The lost of Officer Kelsey is sad. He will be missed. I always knew he was destined to be a Leader and that he was, from his earlier days as a devout and loyal Boy Scout to his admission to one of the best High schools(Bishop McNamara). He was always a thoughtful and caring freind. Because he always remembered me, I will never forget you Antonio. Even till this very day, you are missed. May Heaven embrace you noble man.


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