Retired Annapolis Detective Passes Away

| July 9, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Annapolis Police Department announced the sudden passing of recently retired Detective Corporal Peter “Pete” Medley on July 8, 2010.

Pete Medley was hired by the Annapolis Police Department in February, 1986. Throughout his career he had many assignments which included Patrol, Traffic, Recruitment and the Criminal Investigation Section. While assigned to the Criminal Investigation Section, he was involved in the investigation and successful conclusion of several homicide cases. He was also able to forge close relationships with the surviving family members. When he investigated other serious crimes he was able to gain the trust and respect of the victims. Detective Corporal Medley was a respected investigator among his peers inside and outside of the Annapolis Police Department.

Detective Corporal Pete Medley attended many forensic computer seminars and became a Forensic Computer Examiner in 2002. He was assigned to the United States’ Secret Service’s Electronic Crimes Task Force when he retired on May 1, 2010.

In 1991, Detective Corporal Pete Medley was awarded the Annapolis Police Department’s Medal of Honor for saving the life of an individual who was in an electrical transformer box. He also received two Unit Commendations and numerous letters of commendation from the public and other government institutions.

Pete was a long time rider of Harley Davidson motorcycles. He was a member of the Renegade Pigs Motorcycle Club, which is a police based club. He just recently purchased a new 2010 HD and looked forward to touring on it in retirement.

Detective Corporal Pete Medley is survived by his wife, Celeste, who is a supervisor in the Annapolis Police Department’s Communications Section, his son Corporal Craig Medley, who is assigned to APD’s Bicycle Unit, and his son Brad. He is also survived by his mother, Ann Medley, his father, Peter Medley, Sr., his sisters, Stefanie Winborne and Michelle Medley, his grandchildren, Gracie, Carter, Lily and Audrey and his friends and colleagues of the Annapolis Police Department.

The family will receive visitors at the Hardesty Funeral Home from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 11, 2010. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m. The Hardesty Funeral Home is located at 12 Ridgely Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401.

Corporal Detective Peter Medley will be missed by his family, friends and the City of Annapolis.

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