Maryland State Police Investigating Crash That Killed Government Police Officer In Charles County

December 19, 2019
Sergeant Anthony Oglesby Jr

Sergeant Anthony Oglesby Jr.

Maryland State Police are investigating a crash that killed a Department of Defense civilian police officer early this morning in Charles County.

Around 2:30 a.m., troopers from the LaPlata Barrack responded to the area of southbound Maryland Rt. 224 Chicamuxen Road and Sweden Point Road in Indian Head, on a report of a vehicle that ran off the road. The victim was identified as Anthony Oglesby Jr., 34, of Bowie.

According to a preliminary investigation, Oglesby was driving a 2015 Ford Taurus, when for unknown reasons, he drove off the right side of the road and struck a tree. The tree fell on top of the vehicle, which then caught fire.

Investigators said Oglesby, a sergeant for the U.S. Navy Police, was on duty and driving a marked patrol car at the time of the crash. He was declared deceased at the scene. There was no one else in the vehicle and no other injuries were reported as a result of this crash. His body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.

The intersection was closed for approximately four hours in the area of the crash. The Charles County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack assisted with the crash. The Maryland State Police Crash Team is continuing to investigate the crash.

Sergeant Anthony Oglesby Jr

Sergeant Anthony Oglesby Jr.

7 Responses to Maryland State Police Investigating Crash That Killed Government Police Officer In Charles County

  1. Anonymous on December 18, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    He may have feel to sleep behind the wheel. Pray for his family

  2. Anonymous on December 19, 2019 at 8:41 am

    The general public will likely never hear what the cause of this accident was, be it, fatigued driving, distracted driving, medical emergency, etc. May his family remember the good times.

  3. Papa Bear on December 19, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Rest in Peace. Thoughts and prayers to Anthony Oglesby Jr.and his family.

  4. Anonymous on December 20, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    He was a true officer- we will miss you god bless

  5. Me on December 21, 2019 at 12:39 am

    How very sad( condolences to his family and friends.

  6. Show Me St8 on December 21, 2019 at 2:58 am

    Friends from the day we met, having so much in common made it all too easy to relate. The brotherhood, fishing, Joking around and losing a great friend hurts the most. We’re praying for the family as we all struggle to cope with this tragic loss.

  7. Karen Smith on December 23, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    My condolences to the family. Very tragic and I hope the investigation brings forth the answers as to what happened to your loved one. May you also find comfort in the memories left behind.
    To the ignorant, sick and twisted people behind the ruthless comments, please seek immediate mental help from a professional! Remember, when tragedy enters your life, you are reaping what you sowed.