We regret to inform you that Benjamin H. Cohey passed away on December 22, 2021 at the age of 79. The Maryland Troopers Association sends it’s deepest condolences to the Cohey Family during this difficult time.

The following is a copy of the obituary from Bailey Funeral Home and Cremation Service, P.A.

Benjamin H. Cohey age 79, passed peacefully on December 22, 2021, at his home in Cordova, MD surrounded by his family. 

Benjamin was born in Ruthsburg, MD on September 27, 1942, to the late Benjamin O. Cohey and Mary M. Cohey (Hollingsworth). He was raised in St. Michaels, MD and then moved to Queenstown, MD where he graduated from Centreville High School in 1960. Benjamin was enlisted in the Unites States Marine Corp from 1960-1964. Upon completing his service, Benjamin became one of Maryland’s finest and joined the Maryland State Police academy in Pikesville, MD on January 3, 1966. His career spanned over 33 years when he retired as 1st Lieutenant from the MSP Centreville Barrack on July 1, 1999, then was appointed as the Chief of Police for the Centreville Police Department from 2000-2004. Ben will always be remembered for his firm but fair leadership, he never forgot where he started in his career. 

Benjamin is survived by his wife of over 54 years, Barbara Gladys Cohey (Shaffer). His daughter, Kelley Anne Cohey, preceded him in death. His sons and daughter, Bart M. Cohey and wife Penny, Benjamin S. Cohey and wife Donna, Matthey C. Cohey, and Kimberly D. Michael and her husband Aaron, also survive him.  His grandchildren, Zachary, Paige, Rebecca, and Christopher also survive him.

A Celebration of Life and repast will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at the American Legion Post 18, 2619 Centreville Road, Centreville, MD, 21617 from 1pm – 4pm.

There will be no interment.

In Lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made in his name to Talbot Hospice Foundation, Inc. https://talbothospice.org or House of Hope Animal Rescue https://hohanimalrescue.org

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