Georgetown police say the home of slain officer Chad Spicer, who died after being shot on duty Sept. 1, was burglarized over the weekend.
Officers are asking for help in identifying those involved in the burglary in the first block of Alfred St.
"We just got a phone call saying that it happened," said Bruce Spicer, Chad's older brother. "I don't know what was taken. There was nobody living there," Spicer said.
Bruce Spicer said his father was at the home, sorting items.
A woman who answered the phone at the Spicer family home said the family did not want to comment on the incident.
Lt. Lawrence Gross said Georgetown police could not go into detail about what was taken. He said police don't have any suspects in the incident. Gross said a family member discovered the home had been burglarized during a visit to the site. The home had not been trashed, Gross said.
"The only statement I can make about our feelings is the fact that we lost Patrolman Spicer and for somebody to break into his house and steal his property is just very disappointing to us," Gross said. "It is unbelievable that on top of what Patrolman Spicer's family is dealing with, now this happens and just adds to the pain."
Police said they believe the home had been broken into several times.
"My parents are pretty upset about it," Bruce Spicer said. "They are trying to get things squared away."
Spicer said this was an especially hard time for the family because another family member, a cousin, had recently died and the funeral is soon.
Chad Spicer, 29, died on Sept. 1 after being shot during a chase with his partner, Cpl. Shawn M. Brittingham. The two were responding to a call of a shooting at a McDonald's restaurant in Georgetown. Brittingham was wounded in the shooting. Spicer was the first police officer killed in the line of duty in Georgetown.
Derrick J. Powell, 22, of Cumberland, Md., was charged with first-degree murder in Spicer's death. Christopher Reeves, who police said drove the Chrysler Sebring that Powell was in, was charged with two counts of violation of probation, resisting arrest and failure to stop at the command of a police officer