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Interim Chief of Police
Daniel W. Kelly

Phone Numbers
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804-748-1251
804-748-6265 Fax

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Mailing Address
Chesterfield County Police Department
P.O. Box 148
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Street Address
10001 Iron Bridge Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832
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The Public Safety Memorial Gallery was dedicated on May 17, 2004. It is located at

Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center Library
6610 Public Safety Way
Chesterfield, VA 23832 

For further information please contact the Police Training Division at (804) 751-4490.

Police Officer  Lamont Edwards
End of Watch: Saturday, Jan. 5, 1957
Biographical Info: Age: 26
Badge Number: 22 
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Saturday, Jan. 5, 1957
Officer Edwards was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a report of a burglary in progress at a business. He was survived by his wife and four young children.

 Police Officer Lamont Edwards 

Police Officer John S. Thomas Jr. 
End of Watch: Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1969
Biographical Info: Age: 24
Badge Number: 58 
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1969
Officer Thomas was killed in an automobile accident while responding to reports of people trapped inside of an overturned vehicle. He had been with the agency for one year and was survived by his wife, young son, and parents.

 Police Officer John S. Thomas Jr. 

Police Officer Craig William Rath 
End of Watch: Thursday, May 27, 1999
Biographical Info: Age: 28
Badge Number: 206
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Thursday, May 27, 1999
Officer Rath served as an officer with the Street Drug Enforcement Section. He was killed as a result of a traffic crash while on duty. Officer Rath and his fellow officers had completed a surveillance operation and were leaving the area when he collided with another vehicle. He is survived by his wife.

 Police Officer Craig William Rath 

Police Officer Ryan E. Cappelletty
End of Watch: Wednesday, May 28, 2003
Biographical Info: Age: 23
Badge Number: 301
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Wednesday, May 28, 2003
Officer Cappelletty was shot and killed after he and another officer responded to reports of gun shots on South Ridge Drive shortly before 0700 hours. When the officers arrived, they encountered a suspect with a gun standing in the front lawn of a home. The suspect opened fire on the officers, who then returned fire. Officer Cappelletty and the suspect were both fatally wounded. Officer Cappelletty was transported to CJW Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds.

Police Officer Ryan E. Cappelletty 

Police Officer Gary J. Buro
End of Watch:
Thursday, May 4, 2006
Biographical Info: Age 34
Badge Number: 124
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Thursday, May 4, 2006
Officer Buro was shot and killed when he and another officer responded to a domestic dispute at 1:19 a.m. on Totty Street. As both officers attempted to talk with the male suspect, a struggle ensued and the suspect shot and killed Officer Buro. Despite being shot several times, the second officer returned fire and killed the suspect. Officer Buro served with the Chesterfield County Police Department for five months. He was an 11-year police veteran who previously served with the New York City Police Department for six years and the Lantana Police Department in Florida for five years. He also served with the United States Marine Corps as a military police officer for four years. Officer Buro was a widower and is survived by his parents, sister and brother.

Police Officer Gary J. Buro