Founded by Greg’s mother, Susan Best, and brother, Joshua Troy, to provide scholarships to students pursuing careers in police work and grants to support police canine squads.
A 1998 graduate of Middletown High School, Gregory Joseph Troy attended University of Maryland and went on to work in the finance and internet technology field. At age 27, he decided to pursue a career in law enforcement with the Baltimore County Police Department. While he was waiting for his security clearance, Mr. Troy became ill and was diagnosed with stage four cancer. Mr. Troy passed away at the age of 30. He was the husband of Antionette Messina Troy and son of the late Lawrence Joseph Troy and Susan Troy Best. Though his career in law enforcement was never realized, Mr. Troy will help others achieve that goal. In his memory, Mr. Troy’s mother and his brother, Joshua Troy, have established The Gregory Joseph Troy Memorial Fund. The Fund will provide post-secondary scholarships to future and current police officers working towards careers or advancement in criminology, police work, law enforcement and investigative sciences. In addition, grants may be made to support police canine squads to purchase dogs, provide specialized training to dogs or canine police officers, and public education about police work involving canines.