Troy Police Department Memorial

Officer Charles Thomas Mulvihill

Officer Charles "Chuck" Mulvihill, died on September 11, 2001. He was on duty three days earlier and suffered apparent heart failure while responding to a call for service. Chuck was 44 years old.

Chuck became a Troy Police Officer on June 24, 1991. During his tenure with Troy, Chuck received 13 commendations and was elected by his co-workers to be the President of the Troy Police Officers Association. Chuck was a training officer, friend and mentor to many of his fellow workers. He will be greatly missed by his extended family, the men and women of the Troy Police Department.

Officer Martin "Marty" Chivas

Officer Martin "Marty" Chivas was killed on April 22, 1974. He was investigating a burglary in progress at a service station located on Rochester Road at Interstate 75 when he was shot and killed by the burglars.Officer Chivas, 23, laid down his life for the citizens of Troy. Although there are only a few officers still with the Department who worked with or knew Marty, he is not forgotten.

In 1999, the Troy Police Department placed a wreath at the panel with Marty's name etched in it at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C. The card accompanying the wreath read: "Marty, It has been 25 years since your sacrifice. Your family at the Troy Police Department has not forgotten."

Officer Charles Smetana

Officer Charles Smetana was killed on December 11, 1969. He was responding to an injury accident in the early morning hours when his patrol car struck the overpass abutment at Big Beaver and I-75.

Officer Smetana had a reputation for helping others. He was credited with saving life on more than one occasion in his police career and had received several commendations from citizens and supervisors alike. Officer Smetana was 33.