ANNAPOLIS, MD (June 11, 2010) – Governor Martin O’Malley issued this statement today following the fatal shooting of Maryland State Police Trooper First Class Wesley Brown. Governor O’Malley ordered the Maryland State Flag flown at half staff in TFC Brown’s honor.
“Early this morning, TFC Wesley Brown was tragically shot and killed while serving security detail at a local restaurant in Forestville. Tragedies like this remind us all how fragile life can be, and that the men and women of our public safety agencies risk their lives on a daily basis to keep the people of our State safe. I’ve visited with Trooper Brown’s family this morning and extended my most sincere condolences. The thoughts and prayers of all Marylanders are with them on this very sad day.
“The Maryland State Police, Prince George’s County Police, local and federal law enforcement are working tirelessly to investigate this incident, capture the suspect, and bring this killer to justice.”