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Maryland State Trooper Wesley Brown was shot and killed on June 11th, 2010.
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Maryland State Trooper Wesley Brown was shot and killed on June 11th, 2010.

By Peter Granitz

Law enforcement from as far away as New York came to honor Wesley Brown, the Maryland state police officer who was shot to death outside of a Prince George's County restaurant on June 11th.

Sporting dress uniforms, police and state troopers solemnly filed into the Jericho Baptist Church to salute the closed, white coffin draped in the Maryland state flag.

Gov. Martin O'Malley told the several-thousand-person crowd to continue Brown's mission of mentoring troubled young men.

"For just as Wesley never forgot about these young men, we must honor his legacy by declaring: neither shall we," he says. "And in this way, and in the hearts and souls of all he served, Wesley can still be with us. For while the sun has set, his hope and his service and his dreams and his memories never will."

Two people have been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Brown.

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