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Hero Down: Calvert County Deputy William ‘Wes’ Beisel Dies Unexpectedly

Hollywood, MD – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Deputy First Class William “Wes” Beisel died unexpectedly on April 8.

The off-duty 32-year-old officer was found deceased at his St. Mary’s County residence, the CCSO said in a press release the following day.

Details regarding his cause of death were not released.

“We are still in the process of gathering more details, but at this time I ask you to please keep his wife and two children, the students and staff at Calvert County Public Schools, and his brothers and sisters at the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office in your thoughts and prayers,” Calvert County Sheriff Mike Evans said.

Deputy Beisel joined the CCSO in January of 2012 and was initially assigned to the Patrol Bureau, the department said in the press release.

He was elected to serve on the Community Action Team from 2016 until 2018, when he began serving as a school resource officer (SRO) at Northern High School in Owings.

A fundraising page established to help Deputy Beisel’s family in the wake of their loss has raised over $33,000 so far.

Deputy Beisel leaves behind his wife, Ashley, and their sons, Waylon and William, according to his obituary.

He is also survived by his parents, four siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws, and may friends and fellow officers.

Deputy Beisel was laid to rest on April 20.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Deputy First Class William “Wes” Beisel, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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