Trooper Killed in Prince Georges County

FORESTVILLE, Md. (June 11, 2010) – Maryland State Police are mourning the loss of one of their own who was shot and killed while working off-duty security early this morning in Prince George’s County.

The trooper is identified as Trooper First Class Wesley W. Brown, 24, of Prince George’s County, Md. He was assigned to road patrol duties at the Forestville Barracks. TFC Brown joined the Maryland State Police on October 23, 2006.

TFC Brown was shot and killed early this morning while he was working a part-time security job at a restaurant in the 3400-block of Donnell Drive, Forestville, Md. A joint investigation involving the Maryland State Police, Prince George’s County Police, FBI, US Marshal’s Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office, and other allied agencies is underway.

Governor Martin O’Malley joined Colonel Sheridan at the scene in Forestville early this morning for a briefing on the investigation. Later, they both visited with members of TFC Brown’s family and expressed personal condolences.

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